Sharon Beirne MA, Dip(GPTI), Dip(N.S.), UKCP Reg.
I am a Supervising Member of GPTI and I am recognised as a Training Supervisor of both GPTI and UKCP. The general philosophical principles underlying my approach to supervision are around the safeguarding and well-being of the supervisee, the supervisee's clients and the profession.
Supervision is educational, clinical and about safety and ethics. It can also support advancement of the profession through research and expression of ideas. I encourage inclusion of diversity considerations where appropriate and I respect the supervisee as an experienced person in life and as a professional person bringing their own unique insights. The position that I take is one of respect for the relationship that the supervisee has with their clients. There is also a necessity for me to raise boundary issues from time to time in the service of the above principles underlying my supervisory role.