For me supervision is a collaborative process, where we work together support your growth and development. I am really inspired by Zachary's idea that supervision is about "becoming students of our own experience... sitting at the feet of our work".
The work you might bring can be anything ranging from individual client presentations, the therapeutic relationship, your own growth or the system in which you work. It is your space in which I want to support you to understand yourself better as a professional and in your work.
I have practised as a supervisor in social care settings for three years, working primarily with teams and individuals supporting service users struggling with mental health, personality disorders, complex needs and entrenched homelessness. I have worked as a psychotherapeutic counsellor for individuals, couples and other significant relationships in private practice since 2010. Having had such a varied background I am able to work with supervisees who work in private practice, in statutory services and in the voluntary sector.
I'm open and flexible, congruent and encouraging and above all curious about people and what is going on for them. I will support you in your self reflection and offer a non-judgemental space where you will feel approached as an equal. To work effectively I find it important that we to get to know each other as people, therefore I recommend regular supervision for a minimum of once a month. More frequent sessions can be arranged either on a regular basis or occasionally when the need arises. Of course new supervisees are welcome to have a chat on the phone first or try me out before they commit to regular sessions.
Most of my supervision takes place on Fridays, sometimes on Mondays and occasional sessions on Saturday are possible too. If there is something urgent there is always the opportunity to catch up ad hoc to see how I can support you. My schedule may change somewhat in the autumn of 2023 as I hope to start my advanced training as a supervisor at the Society of Analytical Psychology.
My fees are £90 per 50 minute session. I offer a slight discount for trainees who are in unpaid placements.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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