Pernille Finegan

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Experienced UKCP Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisior
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Balham, London, SW12 0ND
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Supervision details

I passionately believe that Supervision at its best is “a joint endeavour in which a practitioner with the help of a supervisor, attends to their clients, themselves as part of their client practitioner relationships and the wider systemic context, and by so doing improves the quality of their work, transforms their client relationships, continuously develops themselves, their practice and the wider profession” (Hawkins & Shohet: Supervision in the Helping Professions, p. 60) I see supervision as a collaborative and creative endeavour.  Just like the therapeutic relationship it is based on trust, reflection and exploration.

I am a UKCP recognised supervisor under the auspice of HIPC (Humanistic and Integrative College), meeting their stringent criteria for training and inclusion.  I received my supervision certification from Centre for Supervision and Team Development where I was trained by Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmot, and benefitted from being in a closed supervision group with Robin for a number of years. I strongly believe that good supervision is an integral part of good practice, for my self and for other practitioners.   I receive professional supervision as well as being part of peer supervisory relationships.

I have extensive and established experience of offering individual and group supervision to both trainees and qualified therapists working with individuals and couples. I use the 7-Eyed Model of supervision as a basis for looking at the different dynamics that may be at play. Additionally, I am happy to give particular attention to psychodynamic or humanistic / person centred modalities (incl. attachment based and developmentally informed relational psychotherapy).  I also have some knowledge of systemic theory, CBT and EFT.  I increasingly use a focusing stance in supervision, tuning into the felt sense of what’s presenting.  In this way an issue can be looked at from many different angles, often creating more space and possibility of understanding. My personal journey encompasses Buddhist practice and keen awareness of the climate and ecological emergency and social justice issues.

I was the Placement Co-ordinator at Balham Community Counselling Service, a low cost counselling service. As part of my role I supervised trainees from many different modalities, individually and in groups. 

I offer group supervision by arrangement.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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104 Weir Road, Balham, London, SW12 0ND

Key details

My therapy room is on the first floor of a Victorian terraced house, via a normal flight of stairs.

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Supervision at its best ... is when a trusting and shame-free relationship is created within which to explore all the different facets of the work


Pernille Finegan
Pernille Finegan