Counselling supervision

Dr Jim Byrne provides supervision and peer support services for counsellors and psychotherapists

Introduction
Dr-Jim-Self-AcceptanceIf you like the sound of Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy, and our holistic/ flexible/ integrative approach, and you think you would benefit from supervision (or peer support) from somebody like me – the creator of this system – then please do contact me to discuss possibilities.

I do not insist that everybody should follow the E-CENT model in every detail.  Only that my supervisees should take account of the fact that their clients are body-brain-minds which are located in real, current environments which have strong influences upon them.  And that those clients carry within them the effects of their earlier social environments.

They should consider the client’s diet (and nutritional supplements), approach to physical exercise, self-talk (story or narrative tendencies), attachment style, personality adaptations, life transitions, communication style (passive, aggressive or assertive), and affect regulation patterns and strategies.  Also: history of sleep patterns, hydration, and their use of prescription and recreational drugs (including alcohol).

My counselling-supervision services

I offer counselling supervision, face-to-face in Hebden Bridge or Halifax, West Yorkshire; or from any part of the world by telephone, or via Skype/webcam (apart from California).

Counselling-room1001Face-to-face counselling-supervision:

If you would like to consult me in Hebden Bridge, then please contact me by email or telephone to arrange a day and time.

My service has been described by one former supervisee as “my monthly meeting with my professor of philosophy”.  Although another former supervisee described me as “a kindly ‘mother’ who can reassure me that I am moving in the right general direction”.

I prefer to think of my supervision style as that of a skillful coach/counsellor.

Emaildrjwbyrne@gmail.com

Telephone: 01422 843 629

Cost: £60.00 for a 45 minute supervision session.  Payable in cash at the end of each session.  (In emergencies, I will accept a cheque).

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Telephone-counselling-client3Telephone-based counselling-supervision:

I have had a number of international supervisees, from various parts of the world, who consulted me via the telephone system.  This involves booking a session via PayPal, using the Buy Now button which follows below. The fee for telephone supervision is GBP £40.00, payable in advance of the session.  As soon as PayPal informs me of your payment being confirmed, I then email you (at the email address you used at PayPal) to arrange a day and time for our supervisory conversation.  On the day and time arranged, you phone me, and I’ll be ready and waiting for your call.

Some of my supervisees tend to use Skype-to-phone, at very low cost. The quality of the sound is often excellent, but it can fluctuate, and vary from good to poor, from time to time. Other supervisees have found a low-cost telecoms package to minimise costs.

This service costs £40.00 GBP per 45 minute session.  To book one session of telephone supervision, please phone me today – on 01422 843 629 (inside the UK) or 44 1422 843 629 (outside), to arrange a day and time for our meeting,which I will pencil into my diary.  Then click the Buy Now button that follows, to pay the session fee:

PayPal Buy Now button2One 45 minute session of Telephone Supervision,

with Dr Jim Byrne, at a cost of GBP £40.00.

Once you have paid your fee, I will be informed by PayPal, and then I will ink our meeting into my diary.

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Image result for images for skype webcam useSkype/webcam-based counselling-supervision:

Some supervisees prefer to be able to see their supervisor, and in those situations, for long-distance supervision, I recommend the use of Skype-with-webcam.  This is easy to set up.  You can download Skype for free.  And a good quality web-camera can now be bought quite cheaply, from easily found, online suppliers.

Once you have a Skype-webcam system set up on your computer, and you’ve tested it (perhaps with a friend or relative) you are ready to book a session of Skype-webcam supervision.

This service costs GBP £50 per 45 session. To book one session of Skype-based supervision, please phone me today – on 01422 843 629 (inside the UK) or 44 1422 843 629 (outside), to arrange a day and time for our meeting, which I will pencil into my diary.

Then click the Buy Now button that follows, to pay the session fee:

PayPal Buy Now button2One 45 minute session of Skype-webcam Supervision

with Dr Jim Byrne, at a cost of GBP £50.

Once you have paid your fee, I will be informed by PayPal, and then I will ink our meeting into my diary.

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My background and personal style

I had a partial Freudian analysis at the age of 22 years.  I studied person-centred counselling, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt therapy, Zen Buddhism, and then trained as a Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapist, before retraining in 13 different systems of counselling and therapy which span the three major schools of counselling and therapy.  I completed my Doctoral degree in Counselling, at the University of Manchester (UK): 2003-2009. Then I integrated the best, most compatible elements of all those systems, plus some other philosophical approaches (including moral philosophy), and created Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy.  See: About Dr Jim Byrne; and What is E-CENT Counselling?

I am a Fellow of the International Society of Professional Counsellors (FISPC).

I have been in counselling supervision myself for more than eighteen years – (which is the British system: lifelong supervision regardless of status or competence level, or years of experience) – normally spending three years with each supervisor before moving on.  If you want to know what I learned from those years of being supervised, I cannot do better than to quote James Rye, from the BACP journal, Therapy Today, in which he describes his least favourite and most favourite supervisor:

“I have learned a lot about the kind of supervisor I want to be from being supervised.  One of my early supervisors had a model that was benign, but dominantly ‘corrective’.  I described the client and my interactions from memory.  He listened and occasionally affirmed and asked for explanations, or explained what he would have done and what I should do at the next meeting.  I felt, at times, that I was going to see a ‘head teacher’ to learn about what I had got right or wrong”. (Page 28, Sept 2009, Vol 20, Issue 7).

“The supervisor that I have enjoyed working with the most carried out the five functions of supervision that Beinhart has identified: monitoring and evaluation, instructing and advising, modelling, consulting and supporting.  On occasions she provided the experience of a senior colleague.  Sometimes she shared ideas from her experience that I might want to try.  However, most of the time she encouraged, challenged, and stimulated with questions that left me thinking hard.  She created an environment where it was safe for me to explore and reflect on my practice, and where any necessary criticism came from me discovering that I need to to criticise myself.  She enabled me to develop my own integrative counselling model and personal style”. (ibid, page 28).

honetpieI believe I am more like the second supervisor mentioned above, rather than the first.

If you need any further information about this service, please email me at drjwbyrne@gmail.com

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Or simply book one of the three service options which are repeated next:

Counselling-room1001Face-to-face counselling-supervision:

If you would like to consult me in Hebden Bridge, then please contact me by email or telephone to arrange a day and time.

My service has been described by one former supervisee as “my monthly meeting with my professor of philosophy”.  Although another former supervisee described me as “a kindly ‘mother’ who can reassure me that I am moving in the right general direction”.

I prefer to think of my supervision style as that of a skillful coach.

Email: drjwbyrne@gmail.com

Telephone: 01422 843 629

Cost: £60.00 for a 45 minute supervision session.  Payable in cash at the end of each session.  (In emergencies, I will accept a cheque).

~~~

Telephone-counselling-client3Telephone-based counselling-supervision:

I have had a number of international supervisees, from various parts of the world, who consulted me via the telephone system.  This involves booking a session via PayPal, using the Buy Now button which follows below. The fee for telephone supervision is GBP £40.00, payable in advance of the session.  As soon as PayPal informs me of your payment being confirmed, I then email you (at the email address you used at PayPal) to arrange a day and time for our supervisory conversation.  On the day and time arranged, you phone me, and I’ll be ready and waiting for your call.

Some of my supervisees tend to use Skype-to-phone, at very low cost. The quality of the sound is often excellent, but it can fluctuate, and vary from good to poor, from time to time. Other supervisees have found a low-cost telecoms package to minimise costs.

This service costs £40.00 GBP per 45 minute session.  To book one session of telephone supervision, please phone me today – on 01422 843 629 (inside the UK) or 44 1422 843 629 (outside), to arrange a day and time for our meeting,which I will pencil into my diary.  Then click the Buy Now button that follows, to pay the session fee:

PayPal Buy Now button2One 45 minute session of Telephone Supervision,

with Dr Jim Byrne, at a cost of GBP £40.00.

Once you have paid your fee, I will be informed by PayPal, and then I will ink our meeting into my diary.

~~~

 

Image result for images for skype webcam useSkype/webcam-based counselling-supervision:

Some supervisees prefer to be able to see their supervisor, and in those situations, for long-distance supervision, I recommend the use of Skype-with-webcam.  This is easy to set up.  You can download Skype for free.  And a good quality web-camera can now be bought quite cheaply, from easily found, online suppliers.

Once you have a Skype-webcam system set up on your computer, and you’ve tested it (perhaps with a friend or relative) you are ready to book a session of Skype-webcam supervision.

 

This service costs GBP £50 per 45 session. To book one session of Skype-based supervision, please phone me today – on 01422 843 629 (inside the UK) or 44 1422 843 629 (outside), to arrange a day and time for our meeting, which I will pencil into my diary.

Then click the Buy Now button that follows, to pay the session fee:

PayPal Buy Now button2One 45 minute session of Skype-webcam Supervision

with Dr Jim Byrne, at a cost of GBP £50.

Once you have paid your fee, I will be informed by PayPal, and then I will ink our meeting into my diary.

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A good supervisor takes some of the weight off the shoulders of stressed counsellors! 

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♣ About Dr Jim Byrne ♣   About Renata Taylor-Byrne ♣   Dr Jim’s Counselling and Psychotherapy Divison
♣  Renata’s Lifestyle Coaching and Counselling Division  Benefits of E-CENT Counselling ⊕ Books on E-CENT counselling and related subjects
⊕ Contact us – how to ⊕ Free Resources ⊕ How to find us, in Hebden Bridge
♦   Dr Jim’s counselling blog ♦  Renata’s coaching blog ⊕ Links pages
Site Map for ABC Coaching and Counselling Services ⊕ Visit the Institute for Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT) ⊕ ABC Newsletter

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