Chris Walsh MBACP (Accred), Counselling, Relationships, Supervision
I can offer integrative supervision to counsellors and students as well as those practicing in other caring professions.
My own model of practice is based on the foundation of humanistic and person centred core conditions. I use psychodynamics to explore development, attachment, and family dynamics. I use systemics to explore the relationships clients grew up in, and the difficulties they are experiencing in their current relationships. I use cognitive methods to explore processes and goals, humanistic, experiential and the university of life!.
My areas of experience include working with individuals and couples with addictions, alcohol, drugs, gambling, porn, and the issues behind them; working with domestic violence; dealing with the issues of change, loss and terminal illness, and relationship issues.
So what sort of supervision would you get? It would be integrative, it would be respectful and confidential, it would be challenging, it would be supportive and it would be encouraging.
I enjoy my supervision and get a lot out of it. It is a relational environment for me, a place for support, development and learning. In presenting my clients, I feel they are brought into the room, that they are understood, and they will be enriched by the process. My supervisor explores the client issues I present, and also explores the gaps in what I leave out. And while this may be conscious or subconscious, it is done for the client’s benefit, as well as my own awareness and development.
All counsellors need support, and supervision should be a reliable time for them to share their practice, their thoughts, and their hopes and fears. I feel greatly supported in my supervision, both on professional and personal levels. I work to ensure that my supervisees feel the same.
I think it is important to be able to work in whatever style suits the supervisee. In working with my supervisees, they present and discuss their client work, we explore what is going on for the client, as well as what the client may be bringing out in them. I try to develop an equal relationship in supervision, encouraging expression of your viewpoint, as well as having the integrity of speaking up when something needs scrutiny.
So what sort of supervision would you get? It would be integrative, it would be respectful and confidential, it would be challenging, supportive, and encouraging.
Supervision rates are £45 per hour or £65 for 90 minutes. Hourly supervision for trainees is £30 for day time sessions and £35 for evenings.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss how we could work together or for any other information.