Counselling Supervision in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Are you a counsellor in need of an experienced, understanding and qualified supervisor? Please read on to find out how Hope Counselling Services can fulfil your requirements…

Local Counselling Supervision

My name is Colin Johnson and I am an integrative counsellor in private practice.

I’m a conscientious, caring counsellor and supervisor with experience in both private practice and in voluntary agency settings. I have many years of experience in working in a people focused environment as a counsellor, community worker and pastoral worker. This includes experience of working in a person centred, CBT, and psychodynamic orientation (and most recently integrating EMDR therapy).  I provide counselling supervision in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

I am a member of BACP, an accredited counsellor with ACC and I have a CPCAB diploma in supervision. I have a proven ability to build good working relationships with supervisees for the benefit of their clients, using the Cyclical Model of supervision in which supervision is an ongoing, negotiated and dynamic process.

Colin Johnson, Counselling Supervisor

Contact us now to arrange a free, no obligation meeting!

Counselling Supervision Experience

  • 2012 to Present – Private Counselling Supervision in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire and the surrounding area
  • 2010 to 2013 – Supervision of Eclipse Alcohol & Counselling Service counsellors, Newport Pagnell

In the past I have supervised counsellors for a voluntary alcohol and drug service. My supervisees have been in private practice and worked for various counselling services. Supervisees have brought to supervision some challenging clients with issues such as:

  • Addiction (alcohol, drug, sexual)
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Self esteem and personality disorders
  • Sexual abuse and domestic abuse

My aim is to provide a safe and supportive environment for supervisees, where they can find the encouragement and new perspectives they need to help their clients. Supervision will include reviewing client work, reflecting on what is going well, what is difficult and where the client feels stuck. There are also times to share ideas about training and development, and to work through any issues that come up, for example, dual relationships. The goal of a good supervisory relationship is for the supervisee to feel comfortable enough to share freely and honestly because they’re in a non-judgemental environment. The personal well-being of the counsellor is also important, of course, but so easily neglected when life is busy and the pressure is on. I have appreciated my supervisor taking time to ask me about my emotional and physical health and I want to offer in turn that to those I supervise.

In private practice I’ve been seeing a supervisee who has clients with domestic violence issues. These are challenging clients and we explored different ways of working with their clients using creative methods.

Another supervisee has been working towards the completion of a diploma. In this case I have been supporting her with client work as well as helping her to apply some of the theory she is learning at college.

I have an excellent working relationship with the two supervisors I see each month (an EMDR supervisor and an integrative supervisor).

Counselling Qualifications

  • 2021 EMDR Works Parts 1-4 Certificate
  • 2013 BACP Certificate of Proficiency (August 2013)
  • 2012 Level 5: Intermediate Diploma in Counselling Supervision (CPCAB)
  • 2010 Level 4: Course The Knowledge, Skills & Attitudes Framework for Counselling 60 Credits National Open College Network
  • 2008- Level 2: Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills Herts & Beds Counselling Foundation (CPCAB)
  • 1996- Level 3: Advance Certificate in Counselling (Open College) – Barnabus Training Consortium (BTC)
  • 1991 Diploma in Pastoral Studies

I have also attended workshops in:

  • Trauma and the body
  • Attachment and rewiring
  • Mindfulness
  • Anger
  • CBT Anxiety and panic
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Couple counselling
  • Sexuality and couple sexual disfunction

Contact me now for counselling supervision in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire and the surrounding area –

Get In Touch

Phone: 07944569773


Delta House, Hockliffe Street
Leighton Buzzard

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