Brenda Clowes MBACP COSRT
I have been a BACP accredited Supervisor for over 25 years and am currently supervising counsellors working in many settings including Bereavement Services, Psychotherapy Clinics, Couple and Psychosexual and Relationship Counselling in Private Practice and Individual Counselling, in short or long term work.
I am Integrative in my approach to counselling and to supervision. I like to think psychodynamically taking the unconscious into account but to use the skills of other orientations as well
The model that chimes most with my way of seeing supervision is that of Hawkins and Shohet described as 'A Process Model of Supervision'.
I am also concerned for the further development of the counsellor, encouraging new experiences, helping with accreditation applications, and supporting those who wish to become supervisors themselves.
( With access to Zoom and FaceTime supervision on line can cut out the journey for busy counsellors but there is nothing quite like face-to-face)
Supervision of Supervision:
What has always been good practice is now becoming a requirement. Supervision of supervision is not only a requirement it can reveal hidden elements of the work which are played out in this extra dimension