I have extensive experience of working with patients (since 1984) and am familiar with the technical aspects of working with patients -working with and in the Transference-seeing where earlier significant figures and the person's responses and ways of seeing and feeling are being re-evoked unconsciously in the person's life NOW and in relation to the therapist in the 'here and now'. I think it is important to find each person's potential through encouragement and challenge.Similarly it is essential to find the self -defeating,undermining and unconfident parts in the patient and supervisee and understand these through empathy and challenge.
Because I have a range of Training experience: Humanistic (Rogerian,Gestalt and TA-Transactional analysis) and Psychoanalytic/psychodynamic-I am able to think and work with material in a range of ways and help the supervisee to think more clearly and confidently.
I have experience of working with colleagues in a long term peer group supervision group (Since 1992) where we present cases/ patients or issues about working as a therapist individually ,in rotation.This peer group approach allows us to experience 'being in supervision' which can often be difficult, and being the Supervisor among a group of Supervisors who are all thinking and responding to the individual presentation.
I am currently in supervision with Dr Tirril Harris,in London who has major experience in Attachment Theory research.
I currently supervise a range of therapists working psychodynamically,and humanistically-including Gestalt approaches)
I am registered and listed with UKCP with recognised Supervisor qualifications ('grandparented' by my Member organisation FIP -The Forum for Independent Psychotherapists).