Jan Russell, MNCS (Acc), Dip. Counselling; Supervisor
I am a Person-Centred supervisor and have supervised both qualified counsellors and trainees on placement since 2003. Many counsellors are training on Integrative courses these days and I am confident in working in other models. However, I find holding on to my person-centred core philosophy creates a sound working base.
I work as a supervisor in both my private practice and as part of my agency work, and describe my style as collegiate, recognising that we both can learn from the experience.
My supervision with trainee placement counsellors includes completing reports to the Training organisation concerned, as part of the qualifying requirement. I find it extremely rewarding to work alongside a trainee at the beginning of their counselling career and play a part in their professional development. They bring so much enthusiasm and up to date learning to their supervision sessions.
I also do regular group supervisions with trainees and qualified counsellors, who value the chance to share aspects of their client work, meet other counsellors and gain from each others' insights.
Certificate in Person-Centred Supervision - Pyschology Matters, (now incorporated with Metanoia Institue) London 2003
I am also an Approved Supervisor with the National Counselling Society