If you have good supervision, you know it and you look forward to your monthly session. Why?
Because you feel that you have come away with renewed energy, new insights, new perspectives, new ways of doing things and the quiet confidence that you are an OK counsellor who is doing her/his best for their clients.
You may be challenged in your thinking, you may have to explore why you do or say things a certain way, but it is about exploring these things, so you understand why you work the way you do.
You will benefit from the know-how of your supervisor and equally your supervisor will learn much from you.
Together you will face unexpected and sometimes difficult dilemma's and they will test both of you. You will learn where there are gaps in your knowledge that you may want to plug with extra reading or workshops or courses.
You know that you will have felt safe and not judged when you hesitantly bring issues you feel uncomfortable with sharing, just in case your supervisor thinks less of you.
You feel safe when you have been able to bring personal issues that you feel may affect your work.
You will know that you can call your supervisor in between when you need an urgent ear or reassurance.
You will also know when you have done good work, as no one sees your triumphs with clients but you, your client and your supervisor. Celebrating these moments together are really important.
I am a qualified Supervisor offering Person-Centred/Integrative supervision.
I no longer offer reduced rates as I feel the clinical responsibility a supervisor has, plus the workload, merits the full fee.
I have supervised counsellors from different theoretical backgrounds and those who counsel children, young people, couples and adults with wide range of issues.
I am specialised in counselling Bereavement, Living with Illness and Palliative Counselling but in my Private Practice deal with a wide range of issues. I also offer Supervision of Supervision, which is an hourly session which often follows Supervision.
I have a private practice at Pure, 131 Victoria Street Alton GU34 2DD. Supervision takes place in a lovely 15th century building. See: www.purealternativetherapy.com.
If we enjoy working together, the clients will ultimately benefit and isn't that the role of supervision?
I offer group supervision within a reasonable driving distance.
Please get in touch and have a chat: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07957 986874