Julia Berrington, MSc. MBACP (accred) ,Psychotherapist,Supervisor &Coach
Can you discuss ANYTHING with your supervisor? If not, why not? I offer support to fellow professionals as a Relational Supervisor. I see us as sharing, be it a joy or a burden. Gentle curiosity is how I describe my approach! Prioritising working in a safe, motivational and encouraging way, together we will regularly revisit relevant ethical guidelines and explore values. The job we do is a responsible and often tough one, so it's important we establish within our supervision, a sound, supportive relationship which is genuinely non-judgemental. But! There's always room for some humour too, to help lighten the load! I consider supervision should encompass both professional and personal aspects (see *Self Care). Reflective practice is also a key tool in achieving balanced and rewarding supervision which also serves to keep our clients safe. A warm welcome awaits fellow professionals who might like to try a supervision session with me.
I also currently provide supervision to NHS staff one-to-one and group settings. I enjoy both environments. I attend my own supervision twice fortnightly and in peer environnments 4-6 weekly to ensure my own practice is constantly reviewed.
*SELF CARE: Something we as therapists tend to forget is our own wellbeing. The special and specific nature of the work we do means we must pay attention to our own emotional, psychological and physical welfare. Whilst ensuring our clients are cared for to the nth degree, we often overlook this area! Our levels of resilience can be sorely tested due to the intensity of the work we do, so I see this as a major consideration in supervision and will help you to keep an eye on your own wellbeing too.
Fees £50 per hour £60 per 1.5 hrs plus free telephone back up via telephone/text/email in between sessions