Who do I work with? Trainees, Qualified Therapists and Organisations
How do I work? Face-to-Face and Online
Where am I based? Chapel Allerton, North Leeds
I am a BACP accredited therapist with over 10 years’ experience working with both children and young people and adults. I hold senior accreditation for working with children and young people. I believe supervision to be an essential part of being an ethical and effective practitioner and aim to offer a stimulating, collaborative and understanding space to share ideas and concerns. I believe it is important to balance validation, affirmation and nurture with challenge and aim to do so with respect.
I encourage supervisees to consider different aspects of their practice, from personal and inter-personal issues to caseload management, placement / workplace issues, ethical dilemmas, training and CPD needs and specific client work.
As a supervisor with a special interest in neurodiversity I can bring my knowledge to help neurodiverse practitioners and those working with neurodiverse clients (whether diagnosed or undiagnosed). This can be essential to understand the roots of someone’s difficulties and provide the right support and interventions; for example social anxiety presenting in an autistic client may be better helped through a combination of social skills psychoeducation and practice alongside more traditional anxiety management techniques.
My core training is in the relational approach and have since integrated other models into my therapeutic work, including creative and play based approaches, parts work and CBT. As a supervisor this means I am best suited to supporting practitioners who are working in a person-centred, integrative and/or relational way.
I have experience working in schools (both primary and secondary) and in private practice so can support practitioners working with children and young people.
Ways of Working
As a supervisor sessions are generally informally structured, dependent on the needs of the supervisee, although I steer towards a process model of supervision to address the different personal, inter-personal, and wider context issues (eg. Seven-eyed model). I welcome enquiries from trainee therapists through to experienced practitioners and understand the different developmental needs and how these affect the supervisory relationship. I offer in person sessions at my practice room in Chapel Allerton or zoom. I am happy to offer regular supervision or one off / ad hoc supervision.
I currently balance my supervision practice alongside therapeutic work with clients
helping me update my knowledge and stay relevant to issues facing supervisees. I predominately offer supervision to other therapists but also to employees working in frontline / vulnerable areas of work.
Diploma in the Practice of Supervision
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Relational Approach
Bsc (hons) Psychology, University of York.
Additional CPD Specific to Neurodiversity
Best Practice when Supporting Autistic Clients – Aspire Autism Consultancy
Attendance of Aspire Consultancy’s Monthly CPD Group focusing on Neurodiversity.
- Inertia and Burnout
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Disordered Eating
- Gender & Identity
- Using Avatars in Therapy
- Co-associated conditions
As well as my own supervision, I am part of a network of experienced practitioners all with a specialist interest working with neurodiversity who meet regularly to share and update our knowledge of issues and research