I supervise counsellors, student counsellors, learning mentors and non-counselling professionals. Finding the right supervisor for you is incredibly important so that you feel supported in your work and can also continue to learn and grow both personally and professionally. For that reason, below is a brief explanation of how I work to help you initially decide whether I may be the right supervisor for you. Then if you think I might be, please get in touch and we can organise an initial meeting to discuss it further.
I believe that the supervisory relationship plays a key role in enabling the supervisory process to be the best that it can be. I therefore desire to create a safe, supportive, honest and non-judgemental environment for my supervisee so that nothing which is needed to be brought into the room is held back. This relationship involves some collaboration and feedback from both parties as it is worked out and established.
I use Page and Wosket’s cyclical model, which is an integrative framework to guide me through the supervision process and my theoretical background is also integrative, based on The Waverley Model. Aspects of CBT, Psychodynamic therapy, Attachment theory, Gestalt therapy, Internal Family Systems, creative therapy and where appropriate, aspects of spiritual formation are incorporated into my client work. Alongside that, I have a background in teaching and so can incorporate that knowledge into my work with school staff.
It is not my wish to make a clone of my supervisee according to my beliefs. Instead, I desire to create an environment where my supervisee can develop and grow in their own practice. I will make my beliefs and experience available to my supervisee (which includes the use of self disclosure where appropriate) as a resource to aid this but not use it as a driving force.
Supervision costs £35 per hour. Concessions for students may be available so please ask.