I believe supervision is an important relational process; an essential element in the protection of both counsellor and client, as well as for the professional development of the practitioner. The object of this alliance is to enable the counsellor to grow in ethical competence, confidence and creativity so as to give the best possible service to clients. I see supervision as a collaborative collegiate activity where together we work on the issues that are of concern to you. As a supervisor I aim to:
Provide conditions that will help you as the supervisee to consider your experiences as issues for reflection, clarification and to generate sources of knowledge to support you and grow you in your work with clients. Provide a safe non-judgmental place to bring your vulnerable side as a practitioner. Create a space where you feel able to develop professionally as a therapist. Help you to become increasingly aware of your own responses generated by your case load and to help deepen your professional knowledge by continuously developing your counselling and ethical skills.
I offer one-to-one and group supervision to trainee therapists/placement students and qualified from any humanistic theoretical background. I bring a broad range of experience of working with different client groups in a range of organisational contexts including the voluntary sector and independent practice.I am a Registered BACP Accredited Counsellor and I work in independent practice with a wide range of issues. I am the Counselling Co-ordinator of a young people’s counselling charity where I supervise and manage a large group of counsellors and placement students from many theoretical backgrounds.