Trainee Therapists

att july
I offer reduced fees for trainee counsellors or psychologists who require therapy or external supervision as part of their course requirements. Please contact me on 07799052241 or email me on counsellingpsychology@hotmail.com to discuss your requirements and to arrange an initial appointment. My fees are usually £50.00 for appointments before 5pm and £55.00 for appointments after 5pm (these are fairly limited).

My approach

My approach is integrative with leanings towards humanistic, systemic and attachment-focused ideas. I also incorporate ideas from CBT, psychodynamic ideas (in particular around containment and internal worlds) and existential and person-centred approaches.

As a trainee I found my supervision with my external supervisor was a place where I could consider the development of my professional identity. I would often find that life felt quite fragmented between placements, work and training. Supervision was a space where I could feel more whole. As a supervisor I would aim to offer a similar experience and help you to consider issues you are exploring as a trainee therapist.

My therapeutic approach is to offer clients a space that is their own to work on the things they want to change or to accept the things that they cannot. It is not about me being the expert who knows how to fix their problems but helping them to find their own answers and resolutions through paying careful attention to their values, beliefs and thoughts and helping them to uncover multiple perspectives.

What to expect

The first step in working together, either in a supervisory or therapeutic relationship, would involve meeting for an assessment session. The aim of the session will be to establish whether you feel comfortable and happy to work together, and for me to assess whether I can provide the support you need. You may wish to see more than one psychologist to find the right therapist/supervisor and this session will help you determine what will best meet your needs as a trainee.

Location

The consulting rooms I use are in South Woodford, E18, and offer a private and comfortable space. There is free parking opposite or the location is a short walk from South Woodford Underground station (Central line). Disabled access is available if required.

 

Please feel free to contact me to discuss any questions or to make an initial appointment to meet.