Counsellor and Supervisor, MBACP, MA (Transpersonal), BA (Integrative), Dip Counselling (Integrative)
Indeed down to business, what is counselling and why, counselling is a safe space for you to address painful and challenging aspects of life that need consideration in order to help them to be more manageable. One of the kindest things anyone has ever said to me was ‘what matters to you matters,’ I mention this as we all have an idea of how we should be coping and sometimes it is hard to ask for help.
I am an Integrative counsellor and have over 20 years of experience as both a counsellor and as a supervisor and work person to person with the Eaves in Farnham. I have enormous respect and dedication for counselling and I adapt my skills to suit my clients and focus on what they need to bring. Counselling takes both work and commitment, as feelings and experiences tend to have their own time scale.
We start with an assessment session, which is to introduce ourselves and for me to find out who you are and where you are coming from and for you to ask questions and find out what you need to know. This is then followed by 6 sessions with a review in the 6th session as to see how best to proceed, some clients like to work for a set number of sessions and then have another review whereas others are happy to leave things open ended and we work for as long as is needed with regular reviews as to how we are progressing. Even if you have had counselling in the past. it does take a few sessions to get used to being with someone new.
I work confidentiality and work within the ethical framework of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) guidelines. I am an Individual member with the BACP and have a Masters in Counselling with Creative Supervision from Chichester University. I have on going supervision for my counselling work and supervision of supervision for the supervisory work that I do. I enjoy continuing professional development with an academic reading group and enjoy attending counselling workshops.
As most people seem to have Banking Apps on their phones I would suggest paying me per session at the time via BACS, my fee is £62.50 for the assessment and each session. If there is any difficulty in attending sessions then if you can give me 24 hours notice then I will not charge for the session, however as I reserve my time and the meeting room solely for you, if notice is not given I will have to charge as I can not just go ahead and slot someone else into your counselling space. The good news is that if I am ill or on holiday then no charge will be made.
I have been working with supervision groups for the past five years and am happy to support colleagues and students with supervision in groups or as individuals, I work with the Seven Eyed model and in a collaborative way, supervision, as counsellors is our main support and I believe this should be an open and welcoming space. If you are interested then please do give me a ring and we can talk things through and how best to take things forward.
Supervisor/Lecturer NESCOT College (North East Surrey College of Technology)
Sessional Supervisor and Lecturer at NESCOT College based in Ewell, Surrey. Lecturing and Supervising on several of their courses including Counselling, BA Hons., Top Up, Supervising 1st and 2nd year Foundation Degree, Level 2 & 3 (NCFE) Certificate Counselling Skills Course. I am enjoying this new role enormously and though this is part time it is lovely to be part of an organisation and returning to a college where I studied in my teens.
Supervisor The Richmond Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (RCPS)
Supervisor with RCPS, groups of 4 and 5, trained and trainee counsellors with backgrounds from Counselling Diploma to PHD. Supervision sessions run for 2 hours.
Counselling New Malden Counselling Service
I had a long and very happy association with New Malden Counselling Service, referral came from many sources including: local GPs, Kingston Hospital, Kingston University, Kingston IAPT Service, Social Services and Kingston Mental Health Team. Member of the Senior Management Committee for 10 years, helped formulate and reviewed policy, finance, training and the running of the service.
Helped run workshops and formed part of the interviewing team for trainee placements.
Couples & Individual The Aston Clinic London Ltd – New Malden
The work was 50% with couples and 50% one to one, mostly working with communication and recognition issues with couples and self esteem, divorce, bereavement, isolation, relationship and redundancy with one to one clients. The couples counselling was between 6 to 10 sessions and one to one sessions open ended approximately 20 to 45 sessions.
Contact Margy Ross McClean