Quality work cannot be sustained alone. To withstand the quality of care offered to clients, the therapists need ongoing clinical supervision. As a supervisor I support my supervisees to explore their ‘illusions, delusions and collusions’ that could develop while responding to complex cases.
Competent therapists can be reduced to severe doubts about themselves and their abilities to function in their work through absorbing distress, dis-ease and disturbance from the clients. The supervisor’s role is not just to reassure the supervisee but to allow the emotional disturbance to be felt within the safe setting of the supervisory relationship, where it can be survived, reflected upon and learnt from.
I have been supervising and training therapists for the last 15 years. I offer Special rates for trainee therapists.