23 Jul 2012

Are you looking for a new supervisor for your counselling, therapy or organisational development work?

I am increasing my supervision practice and currently have spaces for supervisees for either group or individual supervision.


My model is primarily a relational one. I believe in the importance of mutuality and see the supervisory process as an unfolding of mutual curiosity in your clinical work. I enjoy supporting new practitioners in their growth and development as well as finding deeper meanings and understandings with more experienced practitioners. I have 20 years experience of working in the public sector in both hospital and social care settings so I feel very comfortable working as an external supervisor to those in the caring professions.


If you are a counsellor, psychotherapist or OD professional looking for a supervisor in North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Lancashire or South Lakes, Skipton is within easy travelling distance. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for further discussion or to book a one-off session to see how we work together.



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23 Jul 2012

TA 101 – The Official Introduction to Transactional Analysis

Understanding You, Me and Us


27th & 28th October, 2012 – Leeds


Course leader: Helen Rowland, in conjunction with Physis training, Leeds


– Are you interested in becoming a Transactional Analysis Counsellor or Pyschotherapist?

 – Are you already a qualified counsellor and interested in developing your skills in the theory and methodology of Transactional Analysis?

 – Do you work in the caring professions, education or organisational development and want to find out more about how TA can help you in your work?

Transactional Analysis (TA) is an accessible model of the personality that allows us to develop a deep understanding of human behaviour, relationships and communication. Because TA uses simple language and models to explain complex behaviours it remains the psychological model of choice for many people who work in development, training, education and the caring professions as well as for counsellors and psychotherapists.

Who is this course for? This two-day course is the official introduction for those who wish to train as a TA Counsellor or Psychotherapist or become a Transactional Analyst specialising in Education or Organisational work. The course is accredited by the ITA and the certificate is internationally recognised as the official introduction to Transactional Analysis.  The course is useful as a stand-alone qualification for anyone who works in the caring professions, education, training, teaching, organisational development or management. For those who are simply interested in their own personal growth it is an opportunity to explore your own and others’ behaviour in the safety of a training environment.

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01 Sep 2011

A beginner’s guide to counselling and therapy: #1 What should I talk about?

Inspired by the variety of questions people ask when they first begin therapy, this is the first in a series of short posts aimed at helping you to get the most out of your counselling sessions.

New clients often ask ‘what should I talk about in my counselling sessions?’ The short answer, of course, is that you can talk about anything you like. Absolutely anything at all. This is the joy of the therapeutic relationship: the counsellor is there to think about you whilst you are there to think about…, well, you. You won’t get this in any other relationship in your adult life, so you may as well make the most of it. Talk about your boss, your neighbour, your partner, your cat or that woman off Waking the Dead that reminds you of your mother but is a bit nicer. You talk about whatever it is – and I mean whatever – that is taking up your attention right now. It might be a specific problem – this is why you have come to counselling in the first place, after all – but it might just be something that is sitting at the front of your mind and you don’t really know why you keep thinking about Steve from accounts. That’s why you are coming to counselling –  to let someone else help you to make sense of things.
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