Andrea holds a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Transpersonal Integrative awarded by CPCAB
and is qualified to Level 5 CPCAB as a
Andrea is also qualified within Level 6
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.
In addition Andrea is a qualified Couples Counsellor and can therefore also provide Supervision for both individual and couples therapy.
Andrea started her training in
2007 and has undertaken personal development work which she considers to be an
essential part of her training. She is committed to continuously looking at how she
can increase, deepen and expand her skills and knowledge. This includes
attending professional training workshops, conferences and seminars.
Andrea runs a successful private psychotherapeutic practice for clients of all ages. She has counselled pupils within a school environment and students with complex social and learning difficulties. Andrea has counselled for charities; becoming a specialist within adult mental health and young people. She has also provided a consultancy service for group sessions and has previously embarked on a project in partnership with Wiltshire Mind and SWITCH which involved counselling ex-offenders.
How Supervision Works
Supervision provides a holding space to explore
and play through shared experience; focusing on growth and progression for all,
with the ultimate focus to do the best by the client within all aspects of the
During supervision Andrea works to the Integrated
Developmental Model – Stoltenberg and Delworth to help her hold the sessions
based on you, taking into account your motivation, autonomy and self-other
awareness, adjusting the support and challenge based on your levels of
This is further supported by the Hawkins and
Shohet process model of supervision called the “Seven Eyed Process”. This model
provides seven different areas that would be the focus within the
The seven modes are:
Mode 1 Focus
on the client and what and how they present
Exploration of the strategies and interventions used by the supervisee
Focusing on the relationship between the client and the supervisee
Focusing on the supervisee
Focusing on the supervisory relationship
Mode 6 The
supervisor focusing on their own process
Focusing on the wider context in which the work happens
Andrea's aim is to
encourage you to develop your own autonomy as a practitioner. It is not her
intention to impose any particular style or theoretical orientation on you, as
the supervisee, but by merely detailing the above process helps you to
understand how to get the best from your work together.
Andrea works to the BACP code of ethics which
promotes the need for her to be trustworthy and honour the trust placed within
her; to provide autonomy and respect your right to be self governing;
beneficence, a commitment to promoting your well being; a commitment to
avoiding harm to you, non-maleficence; provide justice for you by offering a
fair and impartial treatment and the provision of adequate services; and
finally self respect through self knowledge and self care for herself.
Andrea can also work in more creative ways as part
of facilitating the process using pictures, writings, movement, poems or
dreams. Within the supervision relationship Andrea will encourage you to explore
emotional and physical feelings and thoughts and behaviours in the context in
which they arise. Working in this way is designed to help enhance the work
between you and your clients. It provides you the opportunity to get a sense of
your work so together issues can be explored along with the challenges and dilemmas of the
Sessions and Payment
Charges are £50 for a one hour session, or
calculated pro rota in accordance with such costs.