Honey Summers MBACP (Accred)
I am a qualified and accredited counsellor and qualified counselling supervisor. I have over 15 years’ experience of working with individual adults and young people, as well as couples.
I offer an Integrated, Person-Centred therapeutic approach. If you are struggling with a particular issue or issues, or want support to develop or find new direction, I provide individuals and couples with a warm, accepting and genuine environment in which you can explore your experiences, thoughts and feeilngs, clarify choices and make decisions.
I feel lucky to have a job I love. I am interested in people, and am constantly surprised by the strength, creativity, endurance and kindness I see in my clients, even in the midst of painful experiences. I see therapy and counselling as a place for people to uncover and connect with the best of themselves, and to feel supported in accepting things about themselves and the world that they cannot change.
I have worked and trained with Streetwise, RELATE, NHS Primary Care services, North East Council on Addictions, Sunderland Counselling Service and Northumbria University, as well as in private practice.
I love supervising, and feel privileged and inspired to hear about the work of other therapists I meet in this way.
My approach to supervision grows out of my person-centred counselling practice, and I integrate my knowledge and experience of other modalities as appropriate to each therapist. I offer a collaborative, safe and creative relationship in which you can explore your client work and professional development. I will work with you to agree and review what you want from supervision. Depending on your modality and experience, I can help you to link theory with practice, suggest techniques or interventions as appropriate, or just be that second pair of eyes and ears to bring a fresh perspective to your client work.
Qualifications and Training
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Counsellor Accreditation with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Certificate in Creative Supervision.
I have trained in counselling at Regent’s College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Newcastle University, Authentic Counselling Training and the Jenny Biancardi Consultancy. I have additional training in Group Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).