Stephanie Bushell

Stephanie Bushell


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

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Phone number
07521 070 522
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Therapist - London

London SE15
07521 070 522
Sessions from £57.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP Senior Accredited integrative counsellor who combines a robust theoretical training with warmth, kindness and insight. I work with both individuals and couples of all sexualities.

I value the importance of being clear, honest and human as a therapist. I don't believe that therapy should feel intimidating or mysterious. I'm always happy to explain things if you feel confused and I encourage clients to be open about what they need from me.

I see therapy as a collaborative process - you invite me to help you (as an individual or couple) to make sense of things. Through careful listening, genuine empathy and creative thinking, there is potential for us to come up with new insights together. Counselling is not about an expert offering generic solutions. It's about working together to see yourselves more clearly.

Counselling is about entering into a safe relationship with a non-judgemental person where you can be honest and vulnerable about who you really are and explore the aspects of your life that feel as if they're blocking you from reaching your full potential. It's you that sets the pace and it's you that chooses what you're ready to share and explore.

I am trained integratively which means that I have expertise in more than one counselling theory, which I then integrate to provide a flexible and tailored approach. Being competent in several different approaches allows me to work with the most diverse range of people and problems. No two people that come to see me for help will ever be alike, so it's important to be able to think openly and flexibly about the best way to work with someone.

I believe in counselling as a way of getting to the heart of what drives a person or a couple to do and feel the things that they do, and to unlock new and healthier ways of living. The applications of it are endless and the potential for positive change is enormous.

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Personal development, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - London

London SE15
07521 070 522
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I am qualified (with a Diploma in Integrative Supervision) to supervise the work of other counsellors and psychotherapists.

I would describe my philosophy of supervision as integrative, panoramic (for want of a better word) and supportive. Let me explain...

Integrative: I see the integrative model not just as a therapy approach, but as a mindset and philosophy. It’s an approach that I see as appropriate for the endless diversity of the human condition: no two clients will ever be the same, and so a way of working is needed that allows for creativity and flexible thinking. This philosophy translates well to supervision since an intersubjective perspective allows me to comfortably supervise a wide variety of counsellor approaches.

Panoramic: By which I mean that I try to hold multiple perspectives when looking at a counsellor's presented material. This approach is described by Shohet & Hawkins as the 'Seven-eyed model', which moves between 7 different modes or perspectives:

Mode 1 - Focus on the client and what and how they present.

Mode 2 - Supervisee's strategies and interventions.

Mode 3 - Client-supervisee relationship (including transference/countertransference issues)

Mode 4 - Focus on the supervisee.

Mode 5 - Supervisory relationship.

Mode 6 - Supervisor process.

Mode 7 - Wider work context (including organisational context, and the wider world of the supervisee).

Supportive: In the caring professions, burn-out and emotional fatigue can be common. I see it as an important part of my role as a supervisor to offer much needed emotional support, and to help the supervisee to keep self care as a priority.  

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited