Julie Slumbers, Adv Dip, MBACP (Reg.)
Hi, I offer supervision to individual counsellors in my private practice in Broadwater. My supervision style is to encourage exploration through accepting the complexity of the work. There is often a lot more going on than is immediately apparent. Sometimes it can be hard to know what's going on with our clients and other times we want new ideas and possible insights; a different perspective to consider. The majority of my work is longer term, so I tend not to work with counsellors who work predominantly in a time-limited style. I am familiar with the majority of models used and believe in helping the counsellor develop their own particular style which is congruent for them and works for their clients.
My style is to offer the possibility of a deeper understanding of the work, give support and guidance when needed and help the counsellor explore their interventions from different angles.
I don't believe there is one "right" way to counsel and that supervision reflects the counselling process, creating a trusting relationship where exploration is made possible, owning the things we feel good about and also those times when we wonder what we're doing!
I am also Clinical Supervisor at the Information Shop in Chichester and at Arun Counselling Centre in Littlehampton. I work with counsellors who are experienced, qualified counsellors and inexperienced, unqualified counsellors. My supervisees have been trained in a range of models including Integrative, Psychodynamic, Humanistic and TA.
If this sounds like the type of supervision that might work for you, send me an email and we can meet up for an informal chat before deciding whether to work together.