Chris Sansom, BA (Hons),M.A, Integrative Counsellor & Supervisor MBACP (Accred.)
I am a qualified supervisor (OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision) and have provided clinical supervision to a range of different professionals for many years.
I am passionate about the need for good quality supervision and feel strongly about supervisors being adequately qualified. My qualification in supervision is based upon the 7-eyed model by Hawkins & Shohet which considers the relationship between client and counsellor, emotional responses to the client, the counsellor’s own process and interventions. I also draw from the CLEAR Supervision model by Peter Hawkins.
I consider my supervision to be very relational in approach and my intention is to provide the conditions for counsellors to reflect upon their work with clients in a non-judgemental, supportive and learning environment.
Informed by my Integrative approach as a counsellor, I offer individuals a model of supervision that is collaborative and where they can feel safe enough to explore their work with clients, examining their own process and reflect upon their thoughts, feelings, interventions and impact of the work.
My belief is that supervision should provide a space for learning and personal development ensuring that ethical practice is embedded both for supervisees and the clients they are working with.
I provide supervision from my quiet private practice in Brentwood