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Jim Holloway Counselling and therapy in Cambridge

Professional supervision and consultation


“The times are urgent, so let us slow down”BAYO AKOMOLAFE

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As a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor, I provide one-to-one supervision and pair/group supervision and consultation for counsellors, therapists, psychologists and other ‘people practitioners’ seeking a committed, collaborative and creative approach to supporting and developing their work with clients, patients and service-users.

A large part of my current practice is supervising a diverse range of practitioners working in schools, colleges, and public health. I supervise trainee counsellors and several established independent therapists, and am a member of the Independent Supervisors Network. I also provide professional supervision for supervisors.

I hold a Diploma in Integrative Supervision (IIP 2009) and draw on over 20 years of varied therapeutic counselling experience including EAP, voluntary sector, local authority, NHS primary care, and independent practice. For many years I wrote the supervision column in BACP’s Private Practice journal. Here are six of the most recent articles:

 Power – Role power in supervision is a force for good that can be used badly
•  Reputation – Clarifying referrals, recommendations, and ‘reputability’
•  Psychobabble – Ideas about the usefulness of psychotherapeutic jargon in supervision
•  Imposter syndrome – The importance of knowing how you use your ‘pseudocompetence’
•  Self-supervision – About your ‘internal supervisor’: who's talking and who's listening?
 'Re-embodying' – Keeping alert to the differences between actual and virtual encounters


    Download a PDF of all 28 articles (© BACP 2016-2022), also available as a printed booklet, sent free on request.


Contact me at any time to discuss your professional requirements — if I’m not able to help you directly I might know someone who can.


Professional supervision. PracticalSupervision-coverCambridge Supervision Training

For several years I was a tutor and administrator for the CST partnership, which ran accredited Diploma courses and CPD events for supervisors in the helping professions. (After 20 years of highly successful courses and workshops, CST's final training programme ended in March 2024.)

With CST founders Anthea Millar and Penny Henderson, I co-authored Practical Supervision: How to Become a Supervisor for the Helping Professions (JKP 2014). Details here.


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