Sam Simpson

Sam SimpsonSam is a speech and language therapist, person-centred counsellor, supervisor and trainer based in Teddington, South West London. Sam brings over 25 years’ experience of supervising health and care professionals, educators and counsellors working with children, young people and adults in a range of contexts, including public, independent, health, education, social care and the voluntary sector. Sam co-founded intandem with Cathy Sparkes in 2004 and since this time has played an active role in teaching allied health and care professionals about supervision at undergraduate and post-qualification levels, promoting pro-supervision cultures and developing robust, quality supervision practices across the public and independent sectors

Together with Carolyn Cheasman and Rachel Everard, Sam co-edited ‘Stammering Therapy from the Inside: New Perspectives on Working with Young People and Adults‘ in 2013, which set out to enrich professional accounts of contemporary stammering therapy by including clients as co-authors of therapy knowledge. Together with Patrick Campbell and Chris Constantino, Sam co-edited ‘Stammering Pride and Prejudice: Difference not Defect’ in 2019. Combining personal narrative, art and disability theory, the book documents how society has historically disabled people who stammer and the diverse ways in which people are creating novel and exciting understandings of their speech. Sam is currently co-editing Supervision in Speech and Language Therapy: Personal Stories and Professional Wisdom with Cathy Sparkes and Deborah Harding, a collection of personal narratives exploring the breadth and scope of supervision from professional governance through personal and professional growth to enhancing practitioner confidence, permeability and wellbeing

Sam met Lucy and Lorraine in 2015 on a Supervision Diploma course at Metanoia Institute, which marked the beginning of several exciting supervision and training collaborations since this time. Sam is delighted to be able to bring their expertise, experience and enthusiasm to the intandem supervision training programme

Lorraine Munro

Lorraine MunroLorraine is a Senior Counsellor and Psychotherapist with long-standing managerial experience of providing counselling services within NHS, Educational, Private and Voluntary Sectors. Lorraine holds an MA in Counselling and a Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy and works from a Person Centred Experiential perspective

Along with an extensive history as Trainer/Team Leader on the Person-Centred and Humanistic Diploma courses at Metanoia Institute and Nottingham Trent University, Lorraine now continues as Programme Leader, e-Trainer and Supervisor on the Person Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression Programme (PCE-CfD) at Metanoia Institute

Lorraine’s involvement in the PCE-CfD programme feeds her passion for developing access to Humanistic Counselling free at the point of delivery in the NHS and to supporting practitioners working in the public sector. She herself has several years’ experience in working within both the NHS and IAPT counselling services

She concurrently runs a small private counselling and supervision practice alongside her training roles

As ways to look after herself, Lorraine has a mindfulness practice, walks in the Shropshire and Welsh hills with her dog, and goes off on jolly jaunts in her campervan, Bertha

Lucy Machin

Lucy MachinTragically, Lucy’s time with intandem was brief as she died in November 2022 following a road accident. Lucy is still very much in our hearts and her enthusiasm for supervision lives on in the work we continue to do. Consequently, her profile remains here to honour the finger prints she has left on our lives and supervision practice

Lucy was a counsellor, supervisor, group facilitator and trainer based in Central Norwich in Norfolk. She had practised as a therapist since 2006 having completed a Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Counselling at the University of East Anglia. Lucy was a registered BACP member and was granted senior accredited status as a supervisor in 2017

Lucy’s first career was in management, the early years spent in the commercial sector and finishing that chapter of her life with a senior management role in the charity sector. This meant she brought significant experience and understanding of the work place and organisations in to her work as a therapist, supervisor and trainer

Lucy was passionate about the benefits of supervision and as such has developed this area of her work significantly as recognition has grown outside of clinical settings of the value a supervision space can offer a professional. As well as providing Clinical Supervision to counsellors and health care professionals she offered Professional Supervision, for leaders, managers and staff working in the public and commercial sectors and group supervision for support workers

Alongside her work as a practitioner Lucy trained counsellors of the future engaging in undergraduate and postgraduate study for University Campus Suffolk and the University of East Anglia. This meant she brought in depth knowledge, skills and understanding of the process of working with groups and supporting and facilitating adult students with their professional and personal development

Lucy and Sam met in 2015 not surprisingly on a supervision training course and they remained connected through supervision projects until her death in 2022. Lucy was excited to be joining Sam as a co tutor