I am an experienced supervisor offering supervision to trainee, qualified and experienced counsellors/psychotherapists in individual and/or group supervision.
I am a humanistic-integrative supervisor whose style incorporates a range of supervision and counselling/psychotherapy models and approaches. I place great value in the quality of the supervisory relationship and so I aim to provide a supportive environment in supervision, a collaborative relationship and a safe, reflective space so that supervisee's feel able to explore both personal and professional development issues that are relevant to their client work. I work with supervisees to explore best practice and resolve ethical dilemmas in their work within a safe and contained environment. I adapt my approach in order to meet the individual needs of the supervisee, their developmental stage and the context of their practice.
I am an accredited counsellor with the BACP and work within their Ethical Framework and guidelines. I have a wide range of experience counselling diverse client groups and issues and in a variety of organisational settings such as schools, colleges & universities; staff counselling in the workplace; the voluntary sector; private practice and in GP surgeries within the NHS. I believe that the diversity of my experience brings both a creative and educational element to my supervision practice.
I attained a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision in 2007 and conducted research into supervision as part of an MA in Psychological Therapies 2010. I have also co-authored a book on supervision: 'Getting the Most from Supervision: a guide for counsellors and psychotherapists' published by Palgrave in 2013. I previously worked as a Senior Lecturer at York St John University for 13 years where I was the Programme Director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Counsellor Supervision.
My fees for supervision are £50 per hour.
I offer concessions to counsellors in training.