I practice supervision from an integrative perspective and my supervision training was with Cascade a training organization that developed out of the work of Francessca Inskipp and Brigid Proctor. I have experience of working with individuals and with groups and with a range of supervisee's with different levels of expertise.
I have developed and provide clinical supervision for non counselling professionals within the Health Service and this work makes up part of my current supervision practice.
I believe that the supervisory relationship is an extremely important one and finding the right supervior can be a daunting task. The relationship is at the heart of the supervision work and the platform for a working alliance based on trust, collaboration and respect for the theoretical stance and expertise of the supervisee.
Hess defines supervision as: “a quintessential interpersonal interaction with the general goal that one person, the supervisor, meets with another, the supervisee, in an effort to make the latter more effective in helping people.” I find this definition of supervision very helpful in reflecting the context for my work as a supervisor.