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Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy at Avenue Practice in Central & North London with Simone Lee, UKCP MBACP ECP, a registered, experienced existential and integrative psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and groupworker, who offers individual psychotherapy & counselling, couple counselling, marriage counselling, supervision and other consultancy services. Simone Lee is informed by humanistic & existential thinking, as has training in CBT & psychodynamic approaches. Her work is underpinned by existential phenomenological philosophy. We work with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship, sexuality and sexual problems, health problems and bereavement. simone lee ukcp ecp Mbacp
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more about supervision


supervision is one of my specialities and I have many hundreds of hours experience across a range of media and with a wide range of individuals and groups in different settings. I have published on supervision in Existential Perspectives on Supervision which was edited by van Deurzen and Young by Palgrave in 2009 and offer supervision training.


what type of therapeutic work do you supervise?

With my wide ranging background of therapy and supervising, I provide supervision to those working in many different areas including: psychiatric/mental health,  bereavement,  drugs and alcohol, counselling in education, couple-work, general counselling.... the list is extensive.   I also have a network of experienced colleagues who are available to supervise.


what is your philosophy of supervision?

Supervision is a collaborative enterprise between the supervisee and supervisor which attempts to ensure that both you and your clients are safe in your work together and that your clients are receiving the professional and ethical service they deserve to help them live their lives more fully.  

I believe supervision should be creative, challenging and rewarding. We will use this time to explore the client’s world, the therapeutic relationship, your process and also our supervisor/supervisee relationship. As we continually appraise your role as a therapist or supervisor,  the context of your therapeutic work, and professional and ethical questions and demands are pivotal considerations.  

Should you wish also to use supervision time for working on case studies, discussions about theory or practical matters, questions about setting up practice or professional pathways or for exploring deeper issues arising from your work, these can also be part of our collaborative work.  I aim to be responsive to your requirements.

I hope always to encourage and support the people who come to me for supervision and engender a sense of trust so that they feel safe to express themselves openly and own their doubts and biases. In the sessions you are free to express yourself in whatever way you choose. Occasionally, I have used modelling clay, drawing and role-play to bring new perspectives on our work, although this is not everybody's cup of tea.


what is your training and experience?  

As well as being a UKCP registered psychotherapist with 11 years clinical experience of practice, I am an experienced supervisor and have completed a Supervision and Groupwork training with Emmy van Deurzen.  I am eligible to go for accreditation with the BACP as a Group and Individual Supervisor.  

After managing a counselling service for a large mental health charity,  I opted for a more clinical role. I moved to another large mental health organisation and for  2 years was in-house assessment and counselling supervisor, providing group and individual supervision to volunteer counsellors from a wide variety of academic and cultural backgrounds .  

I supervise in private practice and in a number of training settings on Masters and Post-Masters Programmes.  

I provide clinical supervision services to a variety of organisations offering psychological services.

I  offer on-line and telephone supervision by special arrangement.  


I am equally adept at supervising crisis intervention, short term, long term and medium term work for individuals, couples and groups.


I  have an active therapeutic practice of my own which reflects a wide diversity. I attend my own supervision regularly and fully to question and self-challenge. 


can you say more about your supervisees?  

The spectrum is wide. Some people I supervise are just starting out with first clients, others are vastly experienced and seek supervision for their own supervision work as well as their psychotherapy work with groups, individuals and couples.  They represent a gamut of counselling and therapeutic stances and integrations and, working  in  different settings,  their clients represent a multiplicity of presenting issues.


what knowledge base informs the work?

My work is cross-theory. While my main philosophical underpinning is existential phenomenological, I am informed by many different ideas and approaches. My particular interests are the therapeutic relationship and non-verbal phenomena, such as Gendlin's ideas about the felt-sense. I work with humanistic /existential stance and cross-theory depending on situation and have a keen interest in psychodynamic theories such as attachment theory, psychodynamic views on childhood development, unconscious and dissociated ideas, replaying unhelpful behaviours.  Gestalt techniques can be useful and I occasionally use different media such as drawing and playdoh for exploring work on a different dimension with supervisees.


what is your standard practice?

I use a standard practice template as a starting point for discussion. Supervision work can vary from individual to individual. Take this link see the template.


what if I'm looking for a different style of supervision from the one described above?

Let's talk and I will refer you on to a suitable experienced supervisor or advise you where you might source one depending on your needs.


how do I go forward with supervision?
To find out more and have a conversation, do just call. You might find it useful to think about your availability and the frequency of sessions you are thinking about,  before you make contact. Contact Simone Lee on
    020 8445 6000     or email 


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