What is Supervision?
As a Supervisor I aim to provide a regular and supportive space to discuss your client work. I believe that the main purpose of supervision, is provide support for therapists to ensure that their clients' needs are being met and that ethical practice is being offered.
Private practice can be very isolating or working within an agency and provide certain challenges, sometimes we can all experience feelings such as:
- doubting our ability as a counsellor
- feeling confused or stuck
- Personal issues maybe clouding the client work
- we may feel too involved, or not connected
- feeling isolated or alone
I am an experienced counsellor and trained supervisor, offering supervision or personal therapy, to experienced or trainee counsellors, I aim to facilitate personal and professional development, together with maintaining a clear focus on the needs of the client.
My approach is a relational and developmental approach, an equal and shared learning experience, where our work together facilitates clarity. This is collaborative work and it requires both parties to be willing and congruent to share internal experiences, for the benefit of the client work. This enables blind spots to be highlighted and to appreciate what may be being triggered in the client/therapist relationship, I also enjoy linking theory to practice.
I aim to create an open environment, which promotes professional competencies and that is supportive and open to challenging. I believe it is the quality of the working relationship, rather than knowledge of any particular working model, that facilitates positive outcomes of supervision.
Developing and Learning
As your supervisor I do not hold all the answers not am I an expert. Rather I am willing to share my own experiences and learning to provide alternatives to what might be happening in your client relationship, My goal is always to provide support and a way forward. Sharing our experiences and learning provides a collaborative platform for contemporary approaches and thinking.
My aim is to build confidence, to facilitate competence and assist you in developing your own style and authority as a counsellor. Accentuating possible areas for personal and professional development in an accepting, nurturing and empowering way. I also uphold the compliance of the BACP ethical and professional standards.
I offer supervision to individual counsellors either in training or qualified . To help you decide if I could be the right supervisor for you, I offer a complimentary appointment where we can explore the idea of working together.
Counselling Supervision - for Groups
It can be cheaper to have group supervision, for further information on group supervision, please contact me.
Cost of Supervision Sessions
30 Minutes £45
60 Minutes £75
90 Minutes £90
I can offer a few lower costs places for trainee supervision, please ask for more details