Suzie Shepperson BACP (Accred) Individual, Couples and EMDR Therapist
Individual and Group Supervision
"Supervision is not done by the supervisor, but jointly between the supervisor and supervisee" Hawkins 2007
My style of approach is consultative. I provide a space for you, whether you are a counsellor, psychotherapist or an allied professional to bring your client load and consult with me about work.
I aim to provide a compassionate, supportive environment which valies curiosity and kindness. My intention is to provide space where you can feel free to explore your work ina non-judgemental way.
As in integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I follow Hawkins and Shohet 7 eye process model of supervision. I supervise contractually and relationally and work creatively to utilise objects, materials, worksheets, whiteboard as well as using metaphor. I hold in mind the three functions as outlined by Proctor. Namely: the formative, ( educational) normative (ethical issues, the 'norms' of the profession and possible legal issues) and most importantly restorative. (the effect of the work on the supervisee, personal issues, workload, time management and stress)
I value highly my one-to-one work with my supervisees, however, grpoup suprvision has its own benefits, including peer feedback and a multi layered approach to personal and professional develeopment.
Supervsion is available to both individuals and groups and contracts can be arranged on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis, depending on your caseload.
I gained invaluable experience as Deputy Clinical Lead at Richmond Mind where I carried out both group and individual supervision. I am now the Clinical Lead at Richmond AID Counselling Service.