I offer an integrative supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists designed to underpin and promote reflective and informed practice.
I use Hawkins and Shohets' seven eyed model of supervision. This takes in
- focus on the client
- focus on the therapist’s interventions
- focus on the client-therapist relationship
- focus on the therapist’s process
- focus on the therapist-supervisor relationship
- focus on the supervisor’s process
- focus on the wider context.
In my own practice, I aim to bring together
- psychoanalytic insights
- transactional analysis
- some existentialism and
- a humanistic approach.
All elements of this integration can be brought to bear both on an understanding of my supervisee’s client and on the supervision itself.
It is not essential for a supervisee to use the same integration as myself.
This will be a ‘person-centred' supervision which starts with an analysis of the skills and knowledge which the supervisee needs to develop initially and throughout, and will emphasise proper organisation and administration.
I hold the Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals and Groups awarded by The Grove.