I am a qualified, experienced supervisor and work on either a one-to-one basis or within a group, depending on preference. The supervision I offer is person-centred, although I am happy to work with qualified counsellors who draw from any approach.
I am also experienced at working with counsellors in training and have previously been a tutor and lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy for Middlesex University. I am therefore able to support trainees on their path to becoming qualified counsellors and am aware of some of the challenges that can be experienced along the way.
My supervision philosophy:
I aim to work towards a collaborative relationship of trust that is both challenging and supportive, underpinned with mutual openness, respect and understanding. Enabling supervision to be empowering of the counsellor and a place where s/he feels able to explore any areas of concern or difficulty in the knowledge that the purpose of the work is to assist in counsellor development, rather than to be in judgement thereof.
In practice this means helping supervisees to explore general case work or specific ethical issues within their client relationships, with a view to finding a way forward that has both the client and counsellor’s safety and well-being as paramount.
Supervision is provided in a comfortable, professional practice conveniently located in central Winchester. For more information about the way that I work, please visit the Westgate Counselling web site at www.westgatecounselling.co.uk. Alternatively, please call or email to arrange an initial introductory session to answer any questions you may have and get a feel as to whether we would like to work together.