Athena Matheou Dip. Sup., MA, Adv. Dip., UKCP BACP. Therapy and Supervison.
I’m a highly qualified and experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor with a postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Supervision.
I believe that supervision is a vital component of any therapist’s work. I offer clinical supervision to psychotherapists, counsellors and other professionals looking for this kind of invaluable space in which to examine their work.
In my experience effective supervision involves offering a space that feels safe enough to bring all aspects of our work with clients. I aim to encourage practitioners to maintain and develop confidence in their work and provide a space which accepts and allows exploration of our inevitable fallibility: a place where we can celebrate our successes but also examine the clients and cases we will certainly come across that are more difficult than others. I work from a supportive position to facilitate the therapist in handling difficult material and countertransferential issues. In this kind of space we can gain greater objectivity and a depth of understanding which is deeply beneficial both to ourselves and our clients.
As an Integrative therapist I have knowledge of, and respect for, all schools of Psychotherapy and Counselling. My Integrative model allows for many ways of working to be thought about together. When supervising I work with a process model; therefore am able to supervise all theoretical orientations.
If you would like to discuss working with me in supervision I’d be glad to hear from you, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.