Laura Seward MBACP (Accred)- Counselling/Psychotherapy, Adults & Young People
Supervision is a vital part of a therapists clinical practice, in terms of personal development as well as professional development and, mirroring the therapeutic relationship, trust, warmth and acceptance are crucial components of the supervisory relationship.
I feel supervision should evolve in accordance with the practitioners unique experience and needs. Although, ultimately for the protection of clients- supervision is about allowing the space and time for a practitioner to reflect on their own thoughts/ feelings/ behaviours in relation to the client and client work (transference/counter transference), thus keeping themselves safe- and separate from the clients own experiencing.
Supervision in this sense is to hold, to reflect, to explore, to challenge (very gently), to develop and to be. It is not to be dictated to, or judged, but to be contained, supported and nurtured in a way that most enhances personal and professional development.
I offer supervision to therapists at all levels of experience, working with clients across the broad spectrum of life experience, culture and diversity.
Please feel free to call/ email anytime for a general discussion or to arrange an initial meeting