I am a qualified, experienced Supervisor and provide individual and group supervision to Counsellors, Psychotherapists and other professionals.
I provide supervision to trainee, new and experienced therapists, drawing on my experience of working in organisations and privately, as well as on my training.
I see the two main purposes of supervision as:
• to protect the welfare of the people you work with
• to support you and to assist your personal and professional development.
Both these elements are equally important in order to ensure the well-being of clients, practitioners and the profession.
I feel strongly that anyone who has a responsibility for or involvement with the well-being of others will benefit from an opportunity to explore their work and the impact it has on them in a safe, confidential setting.
Working with other's distress can take it's toll on us and exposes us to the possibility of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.
Most of us know the old oxygen mask adage - if there is a problem on an aeroplane and the oxygen masks drop, you must put your own on before attempting to help others with theirs. You will be no use to them if you can't breathe. This advice applies to all who help others for a living.
The practitioner needs to be healthy and cared for themselves in order to do their job.
It is for this reason that I provide supervision not only to Counsellors and Psychotherapists but also to other helpers.