I have substantial NHS experience in adult mental health and have been supervising Arts Psychotherapists, Trainees and other Allied Health Professionals affiliated to psychological services for over 24 years. The supervision I give in the NHS offers vital support and a thinking environment to clinicians engaged in individual and/or group psychotherapy interventions.
In private practice I provide supervision to Trainees, Counsellors and Arts Psychotherapists at all stages of their professional development. I place a particular emphasis on providing a safe, thoughtful and containing space in which to explore your own thinking and practice in order to help you work more insightfully and effectively.
I like to foster curiosity in counselling and psychotherapy by thinking about theoretical models, clinical techniques, the use of the art form and how these may be applied in practice.
Supervision is an essential aspect of looking after yourself and your clients. As well as offering supervision to individuals, I provide supervision to groups and pairs.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, a state registered dramatherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council and member of the British Association of Dramatherapists. I am a group work practitioner and associate member with the Institute of Group Analysis. I practice in line with these institutions code of ethics and conducts.
In my capacity as a group work practitioner I have run experiential groups for the Counselling Foundation for the trainees of their foundation and diploma courses in psychodynamic counselling.
I have run clinical supervision groups for staff in the charity sector.
I have been a visiting university lecturer to Arts Psychotherapies MA training courses.