I have been enjoying supervising fellow counsellors/psychotherapists from both my own training institute (Karuna Institute) and from other modalities, including humanistic, integrative and psychospiritual for just under twenty years. I am on UKCP's new registered supervisors list.
I have supervised many trainees from their first clients through to graduation and accreditation and supported experienced therapists through their re-accreditation obligations.
I also offer non managerial support to people working in the statutory and voluntary sectors.
In the past I have helped develop peer supervision process groups in both the Education sector and for the Police Authority.
Each supervision session I work to a simple structure of firstly giving space and time for exploration of these questions 'Where and how are you? This allows you space and time for the recent personal and encourages you to become more embodied and present. Then secondly giving space and time for 'Where are you as a counsellor/therapist? ' This may involve contemplation on the various aspects/phases of working as a therapist and then thirdly the majority of time is spent on 'What do you want/need to bring to further deepen your client work? This might involve asking yourself what your clients or even future clients would want you to bring to supervision.
To explore client work I am experienced in using a contemplative supervision process called Body Speech Mind which was developed at the Naropa Institute in Denver Colorado. This approach starts with a descriptive/observational exploration of the client which brings the client directly into the room and grounds the supervisee in the humanity of their client before using this as a base to move on to explore together the issues and questions that the supervisee is wanting to bring and explore.
A more recent learning edge is to use an Integral lens to enforce map the exploration in supervision sessions. This is informed from the work of the philosopher Ken Wilber. If this interests you too please mention this when contacting me.
I am happy to do some supervision sessions by telephone or through an encrypted video conferencing platform along side face to face supervision.
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