Tim Poole BA(Hons), Dip Couns MBACP(Snr.Accred)
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Person Centred Supervisor and Counsellor and trained at the Metanoia Institute. I offer a warm, supportive and confidential space where we can explore issues and help find a way forward and solutions to difficulties.
I see the supervisory relationship as one that enables and encourages autonomy, along with the development of an insightful, competent, reflected and self directed practitioner.
I feel that, mutuality, if jointly valued and desired, can be created within the intimacy of a supervisory relationship, transparency of thoughts, feelings and respect and freedom, where learning is collaborative, where personal responsibility is accepted and is the focus of our work together.
A supervisor is not there to police a supervisees work but to offer a safe space to explore their own thoughts and feelings about their work.
I agree with Carl Rogers (1967/1989a, p.306) when he talks of 'realness' or 'genuineness' in regards to supervision.....When the facilitator is a real person, being what she is, entering into a relationship with the learner without presenting a front or a facade, she is much more likely to be effective'.