Val O'Dea BA MBACP Online Supervisor/Counsellor/Psychotherapist
My preferred approach is Person-Centred and my degree training was Integrated (e.g. CBT, Gestalt, TA), thus I am able to bring a variety of theoretical orientations to both counselling and supervision, dictated by the needs of the client and the supervisee. I approach all supervisees with compassion.
I view the supervisory relationship as a common understanding of goals and tasks, within a strong bond of mutual trust and respect. I encourage a facilitative, interactive, supportive and safe environment for professional and personal disclosures. Supervisees worth, values and strengths are acknowledged. Feedback is given, boundaries are adhered to and space is offered in order to think and feel.
I aim to assist supervisees to: conceptualise clinical material and apply appropriate interventions, identify and manage transference, develop analytical, creative and self-awareness skills, plus clarify roles, responsibilities and ethical issues.
I encourage supervisees to : know and subscribe to appropriate codes of ethics, not over-work and to look after themselves, feel free to bring ‘bad’ work to supervision, reflect critically on their interventions with clients and be aware of how they can abuse clients.