Supervision with Louise
Supervision is a reflective space to be open with yourself about all apsects of your work - to celebrate successes as well as review decisions, ethical tensions and any regrets or 'mistakes'. It is a place for learning but real transformation can only occur in a non-threatening environment where there is trust. This is what I aim to build with you, so welcome your regular feedback.
I became a counselling supervisor in 2016 and obtained an Advanced Diploma in 'Relational Supervision' with Severn Talking Therapy in 2018. My approach to supervision is person-centred and embodied. I bring professional knowledge along with experience of being a client, counsellor and supervisee myself for over 20 years.
I am currently the Lead Counsellor for a local charity, where I deliver ACT courses and supervise counselling volunteers. Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked in the public sector for 17 years and held a Team Leader position. During my counselling training, I worked as a self-employed Stress Management Consultant. After qualifying, I worked in a local hospice and a lottery-funded project then went on to become a Counselling Lecturer in FE and, later, an Adult Education Tutor for counselling skills. More recently, I was a Tutor on Network's Advanced Diploma in Counselling but had to leave prematurely due to a personal bereavement. Over the past 12 years, I have delivered many courses on Mindfulness and introduced people with severe mental health issues to this practice. I also have a lifetime's interest in and passion for dance. A combination of these two things and the need to heal my own traumas has led me to embrace a mindful-embodied way of living and working.
My SpecialismsI have been in private practice since 2004 and work solely with adults. Over the years, I have gained experience in working with many issues, particularly:
- Loss Adjustment
- Confidence & Self-Esteem
- Disability & Health-Related Issues.
I offer a free 20-minute phone call to start exploring if we are a good 'fit' - something I see as a mutual process. For further details see the 'Fees' page.
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I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their ethical framework. They have a formal process for hearing complaints if they cannot be resolved by talking to me. I am continually growing and developing as a professional and have supervision for all my therapeutic work.
I work from rooms provided by Network Counselling and Training but they are not responsible for any aspect of my work. I am a private practitioner.