Whenever I’ve been looking for a Supervision space, it’s been important that I’ve found one which feels safe, contained, and non-judgmental, as well as empowering and informative, and that is also my aim for you!

I’ve been a full-time counsellor, working in my own private practice with long- and short-term adult clients for over 10 years, both in-person and online and I’ve experienced the difficulties as well as the rewards that come from this type of client work.

From the early days when I found it hard to get any clients, to building a full and sustainable practice, I would like to help you navigate this, if this is something you’re struggling with. It might be that I can even support you to avoid some of the pitfalls and cul-de-sacs that I fell into and empower you in your work whilst you build a practice that reflects your skills, strengths, interests and levels of competency and expertise.

Re: pitfalls, I can honestly say that I didn’t find the accreditation process with BACP at all easy, gaining accreditation at the second attempt, so I understand how it can feel to be going through this process at the same time as building and maintaining a client-centred practice.

Over this time in practice, I have experienced working as a counsellor in other ways too, alongside my private practice. These include:

  • working with children and young people in CAMHS, as a locum in the NHS;
  • short-term solution focussed therapy working at a university and also separately, for a charity;
  • mentoring with neuro-divergent young adult clients in a university setting;
  • additionally, some mental health coaching, group work and running wellbeing workshops with an organisation providing services for long term unemployed.

Through these roles, I have gained experience of assessing risk and making referrals to appropriate support services. This is something that I noticed wasn’t particularly covered in my counselling training but it’s something we need to be aware of in our work.

I’m also able to provide support with many aspects of practice building – for instance, thinking about where and how to work most effectively, building a website and an online presence, deciding on CPD and further training and, most importantly, finding your niche which will ensure you work optimally for you.

If you’d like to book a free 30 minute call with me to ask any questions or find out whether we would be a good match to work together, then please email me on: helen@wayaheadcounselling.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can download my Information & Agreement form for Supervision Clients, which may answer some of these questions and which can be found by clicking the link below:

Downloadable Form.

My professional fees for Supervision are: £60.00 for 1 hour, or £80.00 for 1 ½ hours.

In-person appointments: Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, SY3 5AG

Online appointments also available.