Hello and welcome to my supervisor's profile.
Supervision is my big passion. I am an experienced supervisor . I have worked with therapists and practitioners in allied professions who have worked in various organisations and roles ( self employed / sole traders / EAP providers / pastoral staff / training institutes / educational settings - (school counsellors) / GP surgeries / charities and more .
I offer clinical supervision of counselling practice as well as consultancy work for organisations.
I fully appreciate that looking for a supervisor is an essential and important choice to make. The process of choosing for a supervisor has always been an intriguing opportunity for me to look deeper into my professional and developmental needs ; Our professional needs do change throughout our career and that is a normal part our ongoing development.
I am consistently fascinated about the unique tapestry that is concreted in a supervisory relationship .
I see the supervisory relationship as a collegial one and I am always amazed at the richness and learning it can hold for both parties!Of course as a supervisor I aim to assist you to work at the maximum of your potential . Most importantly you will need to feel safe in our relationship so you can be your most authentic self. Authenticity (from both parties ) leads to a strong bond and hence more transformational learning/ growth.
I have a lot of experience in offering one to one as well as group supervision. In my role as a university lecturer , i offer supervision to Bsc and Msc counselling students on person centred programmes ,supporting them through their training and journey in becoming qualified counsellors.
I also train qualified counsellors to become qualified and competent supervisors . The training i offer is on the 7 eyed model of Supervision (Hawkins& Shohet ) .My experience is that this model can be applied across different theoretical approaches .
The core of my approach to supervision is humanistic with a strong relational focus ( modes/ eyes 5,6,7)
I love working creatively - I use sandtray or Youngian cards / drawing / clay as some examples / aids in processing client material. Inspired by focusing oriented psychotherapy training ,I will use my body as a vehicle which transports messages ;I find that focusing on my felt sense in combination with my knowledge around mindful embodied practices offer a great foundation for conscious explorations.
Whilst I work from a deeply humanistic perspective , I am on the alert of any unspoken parallel processes at play! I am always intrigued by the depth and wisdom of the unconscious and how this shows in the therapist- client dynamic or even our supervisory relationship.
I often feel that a lot of things in therapy remain unsaid ( unacknowledged). It is usually where the therapist’s stuckness originates- (in other words a sense of incongruence emerges). My role as your supervisor is to observe closely and guide you to bring consciousness to what was before hidden (eg a dysfunctional or stuck dynamic or strong feeling towards client, or feeling burdened by client s issues ),through holding and deepest compassion.
My aim is that you as a supervisee feel empowered and inspired to continue working safely and competently .
Sometimes , I may I intuitively pick up there is something to be unravelled either in the relationship with therapist /client or in our relationship .Together we enter a journey of exploration , which leads to illumination and integration of new wisdom as well as skills.
Growth and development in supervision can occur in so many multiple ways. I see you, the supervisee, as the expert of your work with your client. My task is to help you reconnect with your own resilience, intuition, knowledge when working alongside your clients, in an ethical way. Though humanistic I have always found supervision a bit more process directive. Supervision is a different space to therapy yet I ground my modality on thefoundational principles of Carl Rogers.
I am gentle yet challenging, and i hope to provide the right supervisory environment for you to grow.
It is hard to know who to choose without the experience of the face to face contact. Therefore , I offer a free initial consultation to discuss in more depth your supervisory needs , to establish for yourself how you are feeling around me ( I always advise people to bring a case they would wish to have some support with at our initial session). In this first session we can decide if we can and want to work together.
A bit more about me:
I a humanistc/integrative therapist and counselling tutor/facilitator in a local University. My core training is in the Person Centred Approach. I have had additional training in group analysis. I have mainly worked as a supervisee with humanistic/person centred and psychodynamic oriented supervisors.
My supervisory work is very much influenced by a psycho dynamic understanding on client's psychological processes and I would describe my core way of being as a supervisor relational person centred. I aspire to create a SAFE supervisory relationship where you can feel supported , understood, held but also challenged to reach your potential as a therapist.
My supervision style will often depend on your supervisory needs as I tend to tailor my practice so that it will suit your requirements. I am a fun of using the arts and creativity in my work when that is appropriate or requested by yourself; for example if the way you learn is more hands and more oriented towards creative ways of learning. . Although I am open to different ways of exploration I do tend to have some favorite ones: eg: miniature work ( sandtray), use of psychodrama and gestalt tools/frameworks to assist a deepening understanding of the work. I am also particularly interested in the transpersonal elements that our therapeutic relationships often hold for us.
I do have monthly consultancy supervision support in order to enhance my supervision practice to ensure I can offer myself at the very best of my ability.
feel free to contact me at 07523217600 for a 20 minute chat or an initial meeting at no cost to discuss your supervisory needs.
I offer supervision in Manchester -Northenden/South Manchester. (5min drive from Didsbury)
My current fee is £50 per clinical hour.
Student rates are available and always happy to be flexible and discuss your needs at the time.
I hold a rating scale for corporate clients. Contact me to discuss further