Hi, I’m Jenny Collard an experienced UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor offering a confidential service in Leicester and Narborough I am also Practice Director at Rutland House Counselling & Psychotherapy Ltd.
I work predominately with adults wishing to engage in mid to long-term therapy with a view to understand underlying and/or historical causes to presenting problems or for self-development. As a Relational Developmental Psychotherapist I aim to work closely with my clients to establish a relationship in which we work together to come to understand why the client thinks, feels and behaves the way they do. This is an exciting yet demanding journey which gives rise to self-insight and the possibility of choice and change. This, I believe allows the client to move from who they have become towards who they want to be.
I have worked in various settings over the years including; NHS Forensic Mental Health services, International aid projects, Voluntary sector projects, University Higher education student support services and now as Director of the large independent practice Rutland House Counselling & Psychotherapy Ltd. As such, I have a wealth of experience working with clients who present with various issues.
My Supervision Practice
For me, supervision is a working alliance between two professionals whereby supervisees offer an account of their work, reflect on it, receive feedback, and receive guidance if appropriate. The ultimate aim of the supervision is to protect clients by involving an impartial third party in the work of a therapist and their client, helping to reduce the risk of serious oversight and helping the therapist concerned to reflect on their own feelings, thoughts, behavior and general approach with the client. I passionately believe that, like therapy, the most important factor in clinical supervision is the match between supervisor and supervisee. No supervisor is right for every practitioner so it is important that you take your time to choose the right supervisor for you.
I supervise both trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. I also offer organisational supervision to staff who work within health and social care settings who are at risk of burn-out, compassion fatigue, over-work and stress.
I do not supervise practitioners working with children.