Sue has extensive experience supervising counsellors working with children and young people. She is passionate about the need for quality supervision in this field. Although rewarding, it is particularly challenging: supporting practitioners to work effectively with their clients whilst staying mindful of safeguarding responsibilities and managing relationships with parents, schools, and other agencies.
Sue is looking forward to sharing her own experience of this work and invites you to share your experience, fears, and hopes in offering and receiving this kind of supervision.Read More
The Many Roles of the School Counsellor: Jack of All Trades and Master of One – Sue Lewis & Emma Yates
An exploration of the additional roles and skills needed to run an effective school counselling service.
Working in a school environment makes complex demands on the counsellor. The relationships outside the counselling room are vital to the smooth running (and continued funding) of a school counselling service. Sue and Emma discuss the additional roles and skills required to run an effective service within a school context.Read More
Drawing upon examples from their experience, Sue and Emma will reflect upon questions and issues they have faced in managing the relationship with parents whist preserving the integrity of the counselling relationship.Read More
Safeguarding and Ethics for Counsellors Working with Children and Young People (Interview) – Sue Lewis & Emma Yates
In this interview Emma and Sue begin to explore some of the tensions present when making safeguarding decisions in counselling children and young people and explore possible conflicts between personal values, counselling ethics and organisational procedures.Read More
A Person Centred Approach to Counselling Children and Young People: The Benefits, the Challenges, and Some Thoughts on Counsellor Training – Sue Lewis
In this presentation Sue intends to set out her thinking on the person centred approach’s contribution to working with children and young people, to explore some of the benefits and challenges of working in this way and to start a conversation about a person centred approach to the development of counsellors of children and young people.Read More