COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY Our first session whether face to face, online or on the telephone will normally last 60 minutes. The fee is the same for the initial and subsequent sessions. We will talk about your reasons for coming to counselling and what you are hoping to gain from our sessions. It is an opportunity for me to understand what is bringing you to counselling, and for you to ask any questions about counselling that you may have. At the end of the initial session, we can discuss if you would like to continue working with me, and how we move forward, as well as agreeing the number of sessions initially, which we can then review.
If we decide to continue, sessions will normally take place on a weekly basis at the same time each week or fortnightly if that suits better. I aim to be flexible to your needs, but I have found that initially as we build our relationship regular sessions are helpful.
SUPERVISION I provide clinical supervision to qualified counsellors and counsellors in training. I also work with organisations to provide pastoral supervision to employees in ministry or the helping professions. BACP Ethical framework defines supervision as: ‘’A specialised form of mentoring provided for practitioners responsible for undertaking challenging work with people. Supervision is provided to ensure standards, enhance quality, advance learning, stimulate creativity, and support the sustainability and resilience of the work being undertaken." My role as supervisor is a supportive role where together we can address the challenges of client work or ministry with a focus on the individual supervisee to enable that work to continue safely. I draw on the Inskipp and Proctor model of Supervision focusing on Normative, Educative and Restorative functions in sessions and work with supervisees of different modalities.