Karen Raymond MSc, Registered MBACP (Accred), MFDAP: Counsellor and Supervisor
My supervisory work is under-pinned by humanistic philosophy. This means that I hold the view that through increased awareness and understanding of our behaviours, thoughts and feelings we can find ways of enhancing our potential for psychological growth.
Within my role as supervisor I recognise that the quality of the relationship is fundamental to how myself and supervisees will build trust and create a space in which we feel secure enough to be authentic, collaborative and free to communicate the processes that will support positive client outcomes
As a supervisor, I work with student counsellors as well as experienced practitioners and supervisors. Although my personal/professional philosophy will be consistent within all of these relationships, I recognise that supervisees will have individual needs from the arrangement. I honour that whether someone is a student or highly qualified, that they will bring to supervision and their practice a lived social, cultural, work and personal wisdom. All practitioners will have areas in which they want to evolve and vulnerabilities that need an opportunity to be acknowledged.
Through an accepting, honest and congruent supervisory relationship supervisees are able to develop their own unique professional identity which may change with learning, experience and the passing of time. My role is to help integrate ethical frameworks within practice while allowing the supervisee to gain confidence through reflective practice and explore client concerns in a way that is respectful, open and useful.
For all supervisees, supervision is developmental and helps to maintain good standards of practice and evidences commitment to a professional and responsible profession. It can also be creative, enjoyable, stimulating and affirming.
In supervision I combine a number of theoretical models which include: Brigid Proctor's Clinical Model, Hawkins & Shohet's Seven-Eyed Process Model and Harris & Brockbank's Integrative Approach.
I have been supervising individuals and groups since 2011 and completed an MSc in Supervision and Consultation: Psychoanalytic Approaches in 2016 - University of Surrey.
For individuals my fee is £50 per hour. I offer online and telephone supervision.
Please contact me if you would like to find out more about my approach.