I have worked as a supervisor since gaining a Diploma in Supervision nearly ten years ago and love the work that I do with fellow counsellors. I engage with therapists who have their own private practices; those who are students on placement; and those working in voluntary agencies.
As a supervisor I enjoy being with counsellors as they try to understand the work that they are engaged in with their clients, and to support them through the challenges that they experience as a result. We are human, and sometimes our stories and experiences 'bump' into those of our clients and it's important to be able to separate the two. We can't always see clearly for ourselves what's going on and supervision is a good place to be open to discovering that. I aim to co-create an atmosphere between us where opportunities for professional growth and development takes place in safety and where we can be open and honest with each other.
I hope that this happens in an environment where giving and receiving feedback is encouraged and part of this will involve nurturing a space where experimentation and creativity may thrive in safety.
Whether you are a private practitioner, or work within an agency setting, I will help you to work within the New Ethical Framework as set out by BACP, 2018 and, where appropriate, will work with you to adhere to your agency guidelines.
If you are a student, I will give support for your learning and provide information and reports to your training bodies as required.
Supervision is the place to off load some of the material that is brought to you and where you can gain some fresh perspective on your work. As such, it's really important that you find the right person to work alongside you thus helping you while looking after your client's well-being too.
I offer reduced rates for students on placement.