Counsellors and trainee counsellors:
Are you looking for counselling supervision to support and
| Helene offers a non-judgemental
space where I feel I am able to
bring my struggles, fears and
breakthroughs. She embodies the
core conditions, and in every
session I experience her as very
helpful and supportive. I am
learning so much from the work
we do together. I have already
recommended her to several of
Elin Hejll-Guest, Supervisee
develop your work with clients?
Are any of these statements true for you:
“I am a trainee counsellor just starting work with clients. How do I apply theoretical learning to my practice? How do I stay in touch with my own counselling model when my placement uses
a different theoretical approach? How do I work with clients to the best of my ability through all stages of the therapeutic relationship?
"I have just completed my counsellor training and I am continuing to work with clients. How do I continue to hold boundaries and contain the therapeutic space whilst bringing warmth and openness to my client work? How do I meet the challenges and triggers that arise while staying present with my clients?
“I am an experienced counsellor developing and deepening my client work. How do I ensure integrity and creativity in my established practice? How do I describe my evolving practice model? How do I invite alternative perspectives into my work?
You can explore all of these questions, and more, in the supervision space.
| Supervision is a physical activity.
We use ourselves in the service of the client.
You are likely to benefit from the counselling supervision I offer if:
- You are committed to safeguarding the interests of your clients through reflection and enquiry
- You are open to receiving feedback and alternative perspectives on your way of working
- You are willing to risk showing yourself as a practitioner in the interests of the therapeutic process
| "I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm
going is what inspires me to travel it." Rosalia de Castro
What Can You Expect?
When you work with me, you can expect:
- Support in developing insight and competence with your client work
- Space and encouragement to develop your internal monitor
- Sustenance through all stages of client relationships
- Space to describe and unfold your evolving theoretical model
- Opportunities to explore your work with differing client needs
- Space to safeguard integrity and creativity in your client work
I believe that a healthy and supportive relationship between counsellor and supervisor is essential for safe, aware and creative client work. It is important to me, when working as a counselling supervisor, that the counsellor experiences:
Deep and sincere appreciation of their intention when working with a client. This includes valuing their personal meaning and sense of their own work.
Safety to express fears, doubts and difficult feelings arising from their client practice, to help with exploration of 'blindspots' and potentially harmful dynamics in relationships with clients. A relationship in which the counsellor can feel free to express experiences and their related emotions.
Openness, interest and creativity in the supervisory relationship for exploring thoughts and ideas. A space to wonder and experiment.
Questions, challenges and enquiries about their practice. A trust in the supervisor's committment to safeguard the ethics of the work.
Congruence in the perceptions and reactions of the supervisor. A relationship which can be experienced dynamically and through which the counsellor can develop trust and awareness.
| I found Helene to be an extremely facilitative supervisor
who allowed me to bring my whole self to sessions. I felt
I could share even the most difficult of situations in the
non-judgemental and accepting space she creates. I
really value her insight which is always offered carefully
yet has an accuracy and relevance to it, which reveal her
deep level of experience.
Elizabeth Newington, Supervisee
To find out more or to arrange an initial session call me on 020 7625 3247, send a text to 07967 299 072 or click here to send an email
My counselling supervision practice is based in West Hampstead and is within easy reach of Hampstead, Queens Park, St John's Wood, Swiss Cottage, Belsize Park and Camden. Underground and Overground transport links to other areas of London are within 5 minutes walking distance.
|| Counsellor supervision
and supervision for
experience practitioners and trainee counsellors
Helene is a counselling tutor at the City Lit and previously taught counselling skills and studies in South London. She brings her knowledge and experience of the requirements of counselling courses to her work with trainee counsellors
Individual and group