Helen Lea

 07708 943002



Supervision for EMDR Therapists, CBT Therapists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and others working in a therapeutic way:

I have a breadth and depth of experience of therapeutic work that lends itself to supervision of different kinds.  For many years I have run a busy private practice in Hove, working mostly with individual adults.   More recently, I have moved my private practice online.  I have also worked as a CBT and EMDR therapist and supervisor within an NHS mental health team and IAPT service.  I currently provide supervision for Counsellors and Group Therapists at Survivors' Network and Rise (voluntary organisations in Brighton).  My background includes working as a qualified Social Worker with children and families and I have also worked as a Community Worker within several voluntary organisations.  I am interested in the challenges presented to therapists by their working environment - whether it be private practice, voluntary agencies, or the NHS.   I have expertise in working with trauma using different modalities (including EMDR and Trauma-Focused CBT), and often provide supervision to others gaining experience in trauma work.  

My supervision work includes supporting practitioners through various Accreditation processes, including BACP, BABCP, and EMDR. 

I offer specialist supervision in EMDR and CBT, and also supervision which is an integration of different models (with aspects of humanistic and psychodynamic), designed to meet the needs of individual supervisees.   My background includes the following:


I am an accredited EMDR Consultant (Supervisor).   I regularly attend EMDR national and international conferences and keep up-to-date with developments in the EMDR world.   I currently supervise both trainees and experienced EMDR therapists.  As a Consultant I can supervise those therapists working towards EMDR Practitioner Accreditation.   I also run EMDR Supervision Groups.  If you are interested in a place in a group please contact me for availability.

I assist in EMDR training and help to organise CPD events via the EMDR Sussex Regional Group.


I am a BABCP-accredited CBT therapist and also trained in Supervision of CBT.   I offer supervision to CBT therapists and to those who are trained in a different model, but would like to integrate CBT into their practice.  I have particular expertise in using CBT as part of a wider integrative model.  I have also supported therapists through CBT Accreditation. 

Integrative Relational Psychotherapy

I trained at the Metanoia Institute in this model.   I also did a course in Integrative Supervision at Metanoia.  This aspect of my work is influenced by Relational Psychoanalysis, Existential theories, Humanistic models (such as Gestalt and Transactional Analysis), and Body Psychotherapy.    I am very interested in how we integrate across models - what fits together and what may be incompatible.  I work with both process and content in therapy and supervision.

I am approved as a Primary Supervisor for the Metanoia MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy and the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.


For self-funded supervisees - £85 for 60 minutes.

For EMDR groups - fees dependent on duration and size of group.

Fees for organisations are individually negotiated.

Please contact me if you would like to know more - 07708 943 002 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.