Training and Supervision
Diploma in Counselling
For the twelve years I was a tutor on the BACP accredited Diploma Course at Inter-Psyche, the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies. It was an integrative course involving a wide spectrum of models with the Therapeutic Relationship at its core.
I have run a number introductory courses on TA for non therapists but also TA Strategies and Interventions for qualified therapists who do not specialise in TA.
In the last couple of years, there has been a demand for small groups to meet - usually once a month for six months - to guide qualified counsellors through the accreditation process for the BACP.
I have taught counselling skills, either in one-off workshops or in bespoke training packages to various groups of people including teachers, lecturers, Samaritans, Victim Support and residents held at Her Majesty's Pleasure.
Since 2012 I have taught supervision skills to Level 6 Diploma in Supervision. Once again it is an integrative course with emphasis on the therapeutic relationship.
Conversion Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People.
Since 2016 I have taught a Level 6 conversion course to enable experienced, qualified counselors to work with children and young people. This course is even more experiential that the courses above. New Level 6 course dates tbc.
Looking to start a new Accreditation group 2020.
I believe that the process of supervision is different from that of counselling in one very important way.
It is perfectly acceptable to come out of a counselling session feeling extremely unhappy.
It is my belief that, although you may be challenged in supervision, overall the experience should be joyful and you should come out feeling up-beat. After all, if nothing else, you have shared your work with someone who shares your passion.
When I first meet a supervisee, we spend some time discussing a contract, which will reflect their particular needs.
The charge is £ 50.00 per hour and will be shared between members if there is a group.
The supervisee is clinically responsible for her clients and decides what she will bring to supervision.
The supervisor will not discuss what goes on inside the session with anyone outside the session except for his supervisor in which case supervisees will remain anonymous. Similarly supervisees will not identify colleagues or clients to anyone outside the sessions.
For further information regarding my approach and references, please call or drop me an email.