I been a counselling supervisor for more than 15 years gaining Bacp Senior Accreditation as a supervisor in 2012. During this time I have worked with student counsellors and those who are newly qualified and have also had the pleasure of providing consultative support to senior practitioners in the field. I have also provided work-place supervision for organisations who require professional support for their service managers and clinical leads, and consultancy work for organisations who want to develop their services to incorporate better mental health support. I have worked in private practise continuously for over 20 years, offering counselling & psychotherapy, supervision, mentoring and training. I have also carried out extensive CPD training throughout this time and have a great deal of experience and knowledge as well as networking and resources to bring to the role of supervisor.
The supervision process is a shared journey of discovery as well as being an integral part of the professional standards and ethics that counsellors and psychotherapists are required to adhere to. It is really important therefore that the supervisor and supervisee have a meaningful connection and shared understanding so that client work can be supported appropriately with the safety and best interest of the client at the heart of the process. As a senior accredited practitioner I adhere to the Bacp ethical framework and have a vested interest in promoting best practice and, in particular, the upholding of clear, firm boundaries within the field of counselling and psychotherapy.
I offer an integrative humanistic approach with the aim of establishing a therapeutic relationship, working collaboratively with the supervisee, embracing their strengths and individual style and identifying any areas for growth and developmental needs. In my experience, when openness and trust is present in the relationship, the supervisee will feel able to explore their own feelings and responses to the client's material, thus bringing about increased relational depth and adding much meaning to the therapeutic process.
I believe that the place of 'self' in therapeutic work is of vital importance in order to help maintain the therapists own emotional health as well as attending to the needs of the client. In my own approach as a therapist I value authenticity and realness as key components within the therapeutic relationship and this is supported within my own supervision where I have found that listening and attending to myself has significantly shaped and informed how I work with others. I also believe that we, as therapists, need to model a healthy work life balance and this requires us to be open and honest about any pressures in our own lives that may be a barrier to making appropriate healthy lifestyle choices. I am therefore keen to ensure that adequate space is used in supervision sessions for 'working on self', monitoring professional development, exploring the therapists own strengths & limitations, and reviewing supervision needs to fit with the therapists growth as a practitioner.
I work from my therapy room in North Ferriby, on the outskirts of Hull. I am also continuing to offer online supervision sessions at this time of increased difficulty and uncertainty.
My fees are as follows;
£50 per hour 1-1 supervision or consultative support
£60 per hour Organisational supervision and consultancy
If you would like to speak with me after reading about the supervision I offer please telephone me directly on Tel 07932 187792 or send me an email via the contact button. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have and look forward to hearing more about you and your area of work.