Have you thought about what you want from supervision?
Counselling makes considerable demands upon the counsellor. Supervision helps to overcome some of the difficulties this creates. BACP and UKCP make ongoing supervision an ethical requirement for qualified and trainee counsellors and Psychotherapists.
How can you get what you want and needs from supervision?
The first step is to choose a supervisor who has the training and experience to support you, and help you to develop your practice.
I work with a humanistic base and have experience in Gestalt, Person Centred and Integrative humanistic therapies and EMDR.
I have worked in the NHS, Charity sector and in private practice and have supervised for Cruse and for local hospices.
I have completed the Diploma in Supervision at the Sherwood Institute and am also a Supervisor of Groups.
I offer supervision to Psychotherapists, Counsellors, student Psychotherapists and Counsellors and people using therapeutic skills, such as nurses, support workers, probation officers etc.
I work with individuals and groups.
My approach to Supervision
I believe that the purpose of Supervision is to protect the best interest of the client and that the best way to do this is to support the Supervisee.
I believe that Supervision should provide a safe environment for the Supervisee where they can feel supported, listened to and understood. It is essential that the therapist feels able to discuss 'mistakes' and misattunements as well as triumphs and successes with the Supervisor. I aim to help Supervisees find their own way of working while helping them to develop and hold a safe 'therapeutic frame' that contains the client.
I work with Supervisees to fit their practice to the context in which they are working whether this be Private Practice, Voluntary Organisations, the NHS or for private firms. I have experience of working as a Psychotherapist in all of these types of organisations. I understand how where you work affects how you practice.
I work with Supervisees to create a safe and boundaried way of working as I believe that secure boundaries offer the possibility of free and creative work for client and therapist.
I am interested and experienced in helping Supervisees build and maintain a private Counselling or Psychotherapy practice and work to help them promote good business practice.I understand the pressures and constraints of both self employment and working for an employer.
My Qualifications and Experience
I am trained and qualified to offer supervision. I have a Diploma in Clinical Supervision from Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, Nottingham, a UKCP recognised Training Institute.
I also achieved BACP senior accredited supervisor of groups.
I am experienced in supervising:
Qualified and experienced Psychotherapists and Counsellors
Supervisors of counselling
Psychotherapy and Counselling trainees
Work in the NHS and Social Services
Work in Voluntary Organisations
Care Support Staff