I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor (for individuals).My basic orientation in supervision is Person Centred. I trust you, the supervisee, to bring to supervision whatever you need to so you can feel supported and confident in your counselling practice. My agenda is your agenda.I strongly believe that as a counsellor, the one relationship you cannot afford to compromise on is the one with your supervisor. I therefore strive to create a relationship in which you can explore the things you would rather nobody knows. In so doing I believe I offer you a relationship in which you feel held and heard and thus ensure maximum safety for you when working with your clients. The combination of teaching, counselling and supervising I feel has enhanced my practice in all three areas. It has helped me articulate what I do, help others understand how theory and practice interlink and monitor my client work more effectively.Gaining my accreditation as a supervisor (for individuals) in 2004 was the hardest qualification I have ever done. I had to demonstrate my understanding of how theory, ethics and practice inform each other and my work. I had to provide evidence that I actually practice what I think I do with written vignettes that my supervisees evidenced. I also had to demonstrate how I manage difficult situations. I enjoy supervising - trainees, newly qualified counsellors, and experienced practitioners as well as people using counselling skills in allied professions. I find it a privilege to be entrusted by supervisees and to be a witness to their unique journey and development. Over the years I have supervised individuals working in the voluntary and statutory sectors, in specialist settings eg prison, and in private practice. I have also supervised people running groups and offered group supervision. I have supervised trainees from a variety of courses: person centred, integrative, dialogue. I also offer telephone supervision.If you are looking for a supervisor I am happy to talk with you on the phone and to decide from there if you would like to come and meet me; or if you would rather come for an initial supervision session - for which you pay - so you can experience how I supervise and see if you and I feel we can work together. I am also happy to offer one off supervision sessions whilst you are either looking for a new supervisor or whilst your regular supervisor is on holiday or unable to offer you supervision.feesI charge between £45 - 70 per therapeutic hour, in part dependent on whether or not an employer pays.