I am a qualified and experienced supervisor of sex addiction therapists, psychosexual, couple and individual therapists, and those working with offending behaviour.
I qualified with Relate as a supervisor, psychosexual therapist and counsellor, and am on the Relate supervisor register. I have COSRT supervisor and psychosexual therapist accreditation, STOPSO supervisor accreditation, UKCP supervisor and psychotherapist registration, and BACP senior accreditation.
I qualified with ATSAC to work with sex addiction, and STOPSO to work with offending behaviour.
I offer Clinical Supervision to experienced and trainee therapists. especially those undertaking training to work in the area of sex addiction / offending sexual behaviour. I also Supervise those in initial training to be Counsellors / therapists at a midlands University. My Clinical Supervision / consultative support experience includes the Emergency Services and Education.
I have been using Counselling skills for almost 30 years., initially with ‘Victim Support’. I have chaired a ‘Victim Support’ Scheme and was involved in training Staff and volunteers. I undertook training to work with victims of sexual assault and families and friends of murder victims.
I have also supported trainee Couples Counsellors for a national counselling organisation.
I qualified as a Counsellor/ Psychotherapist in 1997, and gained B.A.C.P. accreditation in 2001, becoming Senior BACP accredited in 2007. I hold an AQA Certificate in Supervision skills (2000) I have worked as a therapist in a range of settings, including education, employee support in local government NHS. and the Police Service. I have experience in the area of Sexual health working with clients presenting with Sexual difficulties including Sex addiction and Sexual offences. I undertook ATSAC training in working with Sex Addiction and have completed the “Stop So training ” Certificate. I work with clients who have committed contact and online offences.
As a Clinical Supervisor, I aim to facilitate experienced and trainee therapists to continue their development as competent Practitioners, providing a Professional Counselling / Psychotherapy service for their clients.
My Ongoing Continuous Professional Development involves attending Seminars workshops, conferences, related to Sexual health and Addiction in addition to other areas in Counselling and Psychotherapy. This also includes attending courses and Seminars related to Clinical Supervision.
I have been a counsellor for 11 years. An individual counsellor of young people, later as a substance abuse counsellor with adults. 6 years ago I retrained to become a couple counsellor and then a sex therapist and finally with sex addiction.
I have been supervising for 2 years. Couples Counselling, Young Peoples Counselling and Psychosexual Therapy. This has included counsellors both in training and experienced.
I have worked in sexual health for 23 years and trained as a psychosexual therapist in 2002. I did the sex addiction training with Dr, Thaddeus Birchard approximately 10 years ago.
I run a large private practice and have contracts with the NHS to cover all sexual difficulties including sex addiction. I currently supervise a number of senior therapists. I am an accredited member of COSRT and registered with UKCP.
I work collaboratively with supervisees through focusing and learning, being responsive throughout to your needs. Supervision is a place where it’s good to discuss what troubles us, explore concerns, disclose personal issues, explore general practice and theoretical issues. A sense of freedom comes when learning and exploring, to find ways back to trusting ourselves through shared understandings of what helps. I believe through trust and feeling safe we try new ideas; our self-determination grows and valuing uncertainty grows.
I work with supervisees who help clients with specificity but not exclusively, compulsive sexual behaviours and their partners. I offer supervision in a collaborative manner, assisting supervisees to develop their individual needs, whilst providing, supportive, educative and normative function. Assisting in identifying strengths and areas for development and encouraging supervisees to set their own objectives.
I enjoy working with trainees, to share what I have enjoyed throughout my own supervision from when I was a trainee.
I qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist and went on to specialise in sex addiction therapy. In that time I also trained as a relational therapist and a psychosexual therapist. In my practice I work across all these areas and supervise work across them. I was a founding trustee of the Counselling in Prisons network, have been Vice Chair of ATSAC and currently I am a trustee at STOPSO. I have provided training to Manchester NHS, BASHH, SMMGP, COSRT, ATSAC and University counselling services.
My Counselling and supervision practice is accredited by The National Counselling Society. As a supervisor I work with supervisees who help clients with specificity but not exclusively, compulsive sexual behaviours and their partners. I offer supervision in a collaborative manner, assisting supervisees to develop their individual needs, whilst providing, supportive, educative and normative function. Assisting in identifying strengths and areas for development and encouraging supervisees to set their own objectives.