Supervision is a professional relationship between the supervisor and counsellor-psychotherapist. It is an environment within which different therapeutic relationships can be explored in depth, new skills and alternative perspectives acquired and professional and personal development enhanced.
Thirty years working as a counsellor, seven years facilitating the supervision group at Portsmouth Area Rape Crisis Service, along with over twenty years working as a supervisor and counsellor in private practice has reinforced my belief that regardless of experience, all counsellors and psychotherapists need supervision. Moreover, adhering to the BACP code of ethics, it is an ethical imperative.
The supervision I offer is integrative, offering a warm and professional relationship, drawing on a range of skills and techniques that I have gathered over a number of years.
I never forget that you are the counsellor in the room with your clients. You will ultimately know them better than I do. My role is to oversee your work and to highlight areas that you may have been too close to see clearly. I will want to know your strengths and to understand any gaps in your experience and training. In this way we will be able to create our own unique way of working together that best suits your individual needs.
My fees for supervision are £60 per hour.