I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor and I have been working in clinical practice for over 25 years in various agencies both voluntary and statutory and in private practice.
I have a certificate in 'The Theory and Practice of Counselling Supervision' Metanoia Institute (2009).
I have many years of experience of providing clinical supervision to counsellors and other mental health practitioners. I offer a safe, supportive space to assist professional development.
I offer integrative supervision and I work with students as well as experienced counsellors.
I am listed as a Metanoia Approved Person Centred (Msc and BA) and Humanistic Supervisor.
I am the Clinical Lead at Kingston Bereavement Service.
I also offer specialist supervision for practitioners working in bereavement, addiction, mental health and domestic violence and I support counselling students in placements.
My usual fee for individual supervision is £60.
The values and beliefs that underpin my supervision practice
In order to provide effective supervision, I believe I need to create environment that can facilitate reflection, insight and learning. My fundamental values and beliefs about supervision and supervisory relationships are centred on the quality of my supervisory relationship with the supervisee and our working alliance. The values that enable me to provide a supportive relationship are of mutual trust, respect, honesty, integrity, authenticity, transparency and empathy. I aim to maintain these values consistently in order to create a safe containing space for supervisees to be able to reflect on process, to heighten their understanding and to increase their insight.
As a supervisee, I found that I developed and thrived professionally when I was offered a supportive environment. My capacity to learn and reflect increased and I became open to feedback. I believe that the supervisory relationship must provide a safe learning space and that it needs to be based on the core conditions of empathy, congruence, unconditional positive regard.
I also bring to supervision my personal values based on my belief in the equality of all human beings, the importance of strong sense of fairness and equal access to opportunity.
In addition to the above, which also relates to my counselling practice, I believe it is important to include issues of the power differential inherent in the supervisory relationship. I am mindful of the balance between support and challenge and the importance of my own consultative support for my supervision practice to ensure that I am a reflective supervisor and that I am ‘on the right track’.