Supervision is fundamental to the provision of safe, ethical and competent counselling and to your continued development as a counsellor. I hold a Diploma in Integrative Supervision and offer supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors as well as to other supervisors.
I have several years experience of supervising counsellors of various modalities at various stages of their development both in private practice and in organisational settings.
My aim is to provide you with a safe, non judgmental and reflective space where you can explore all aspects of your practice. I incorporate Hawkins and Shohet's seven-eyed model of supervision and this may include:
Exploring your counselling style - helping you to reflect on your interventions and strategies. Considering your organisation's dynamics or issues relating to working alone in private practice. Exploring any concerns around working with difference, boundary issues, contracting, risk assessment and helping to ensure you are working ethically.
Resourcing - we can review areas for development and explore how you can obtain the necessary experience, knowledge and information that might assist you in your work with clients. This will also include consideration of your own self care needs.
Developmental - we will take account of your stage of development as a counsellor so that we can work at your level and I can assist your growth as a counsellor.
I have supervised counsellors of various modalities including those working in a strictly psychodynamic way and those working in a more integrative way and can tailor sessions to your chosen way of working. I regularly work with counsellors in training and am familiar with the supervisory requirements of training organisations.
I am also a registered adoption counsellor so am able to offer supervision to counsellors working in the adoption field.
Please contact me if you would like to meet me for an initial session. This does not commit you to any further sessions but will enable you to get a sense of whether I would be the right supervisor for you.