Michaela McCarthy is the Managing Director of The Awareness Centre. She is a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, Addictions Specialist, Clinical Supervisor and Trainer.
She is MBACP Snr. Accred. (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), FDAP Accredited (Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals) and UKRCP Registered (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists). Michaela is a member of COSRT (College of Sex and Relationship Therapy) and a member of AHPP Association for Humanistic Psychology.
Michaela has been working in private practice since 1998 and has been providing clinical supervision to therapists since 2000. She has also provided supervision within many different organisations; Faces in Focus specialising in working with young people/adults (13-25 years old), The Everyman Project specialising in working with men who have issues with their angry, violent and abusive behaviours, The Awareness Centre Twelve Step Addiction Programme, The NHS Counselling Service in Lambeth and with practitioners working in private practice.
Michaela currently offers individual and group supervision to therapists either working with individuals, couples and/or groups. She also provides clinical supervision within organisations supporting their therapists and management team. Michaela has experience of working with short and long term clinical cases.
Michaela describes herself as an integrative practitioner and has trained in many different approaches in counselling and psychotherapy. Her training has been in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Existentialism, Gestalt, Object Relations, Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis and she has a Diploma in Clinical Supervision. Michaela’s approach in supervision is to create a safe and confidential space for the supervisee/s to explore client issues and the clinical relationship between client and therapist.
Michaela’s focus during supervision is to work with clinical assessment, risk assessment, contracts, fee structure (if any), formulations and treatment plans, the relational process, relating theory to practice, the development of the supervisee enabling the supervisee to be more experiential during sessions, as well as, looking at transference issues (parallel process and/or objective identification). Michaela will write reports for training and accreditation.
Michaela is currently the clinical supervisor for The Nehemiah Project, a registered charity that enables men to break free from addiction and crime.
Michaela has experience of working with many issues. To read more please click here.
Agreements will be issued to organisations after we meet to discuss what your service wants in relation to supervision and team management.
To download the Supervision Contract please click here