Dr Mike Sims
I am a qualified supervisor and work on either a one-to-one basis or within a group, depending on preference and availability.
The supervision I offer is based within a relational framework. I'm qualified in humanistic, existential and CBT approaches; although I am happy to work with counsellors and psychotherapists from any approach, as I see the supervisory relationship as a collaborative relationship grounded in a genuine, professional and ethical space of practice.
I am experienced at working with qualified counsellors and supervisors, and also trainees, as I work within the educational sphere of psychotherapy.
My supervision philosophy:
Being a Dr of Psychotherapy & Philosophy, I draw on a vast knowledge base and experiential life experience to help inform my relational working. My main aim is to establish a trusting relationship that is both challenging and supportive, underpinned with mutual openness, respect and understanding. I've found that this then enables supervision to be an empowering experience for 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, focusing on ethical, professional and personal practice.
In simple terms this means helping supervisees to explore general case work or specific ethical issues, with a view to finding a way forward that has both the client and counsellor’s safety and well-being at the heart of the client/counsellor relationship.
one-to-one supervision - £75 for 1.5 hours
group supervision (max 4 participants) - £60 each for 3 hours
reduced rate for students - £60 for one-to-one, £50 each for group
I am happy to complete any reports required by placements, agencies or training establishments, although this may incur an additional cost which will be agreed in advance.