Where I'm coming from

I see supervision as a co-created process. I like to work collaboratively and think supervision works best as a relational process. Just like the therapeutic relationship it is based on trust, reflection and exploration. I am passionate about creating a supportive and reflexive space in which to deeply explore limiting beliefs, and seek to develop an empowering practice within a culture of mutuality, support and respectful challenge. In this way, I support supervisees to develop a strong reflexive approach to their work, and aim to facilitate transformation for both the supervisee and the wider system.

Central to my appoach is the Seven-Eyed Model (Hawkins, McMahon & Shohet) which has been found to be effective for clinical supervision (both individual and group), managerial supervision, mentoring, and organisational supervision. I use the Seven-Eyed Model of Supervision as a basis for looking at the different dynamics that may be at play. In this way an issue can be looked at from many different angles, often creating more space and an expanded possibility of understanding with which to identify a way forward.

Where I am

I have received supervision for nearly 20 years. 

Supervision continues to be an integral and nourishing component of my working week. I receive regular professional supervision on my work, as well as being part of several peer supervisory relationships. The central importance I give supervision is also why I have chosen to undertake specific training to enhance my practice as an individual and group supervisor.

I have experience of supervising individuals and groups, and have offered supervision within both clinical and commercial environments since 2010. I am experienced in supervising trainee and qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and coaches who work with adults as well as alternative practitioners and other facilitators of change.

I am pleased to work with organisations to develop and support the delivery of internal coaching programmes, offering training, supervision, and consultancy input.

My underlying philosophy is that supervision is a form of social learning practice. As a supervisor, I draw upon learnings from psychology, psychotherapy, group dynamics, intersubjectivity, appreciative inquiry, and systemic theory. My integrative approach to supervision has been influenced by my training with The Centre for Supervision and Team Development, a leading training organisation for supervision since 1979.

What I offer

I believe that good supervision involves holding a space in which supervisees feel safe enough to fully bring themselves into a thoughtful and creative environment in which it is possible to deeply reflect on their work. 

My approach to supervision draws upon my own varied experiences of receiving individual, group, and team supervision. 

My rationale to supervision is underpinned by Hawkins and Shohet's Seven Eyed Model which I embraced because it offers numerous possibilities to identify processes, reframe dilemmas, meet resistance, and move beyond stuckness. 

Supervision along these lines can provide appropriate levels of challenge within a supportive environment to help supervisees by enhancing awareness, deepening understanding, developing confidence in interventions, and resourcing them by paying close attention to their own self-care.

This is in keeping with my therapeutic approach which is relational.  In practice I draw upon psychodynamic and psychoanalytic technique, Attachment Theory, systematic constellation, trauma work and somatic therapy, and current thinking in neuroscience. 

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Riggindale Road
SW16 1QJ

Bessborough Place

Types of client

Older adults

Type of session

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am currently working online. For more information about me and my approach to supervision please see my website: https://ceciliahazlerigg.com/