I am an integrative supervisor, trained in Person Centred, Gestalt and a TA approach, please contact me if you wish to explore a potential supervisory relationship. I pride myself on being supportive and gently challenging whilst holding both you and the client in a three cornered relationship, where your expertise is respected and enhanced.
My supervision style is based on the seven- eyed supervision process model (Peter Hawkins and Robin Shoet) and my training was at the Manchester institute of psychotherapy. I qualified in march 2018.
Supervision both giving and receiving it is an intellectual and emotional challenge. It provides a space to explore and reflect not just upon the client work or dynamic but to also examine what it challenges you as an individual with, being open to that challenge is where the growth happens.
Learning, changing and growing is essential for our health as human beings, but becomes even more important when we carry the responsibility of working with and influencing often vulnerable others, who may be struggling to function, or relate to significant others in their own lives.
As a counsellor I recognise the essential skill of enabling change, of being a catalyst for enquiry and then for change. As a supervisor this works on two levels, in the room with the supervisee and then through their process with their client. This requires even more care and responsibility than the counselling process itself.
I work with the seven –eyed supervision process model, where we focus on the client and what and how they present and on an exploration of the strategies and interventions used by the supervisee, the relationship between the client and the supervisee and also on focussing on the supervisee and on the supervisory relationship itself and finally on my own process as a supervisor and the wider context in which the supervision happens.
I think it is rare to find a supervisor who can challenge and support, but also allow you to be totally honest and vulnerable and who can support you both as a professional and an individual.
As a supervisor that is who I would hope to be and it is what I expect from my own supervision.
I am registered as both a Supervisor and Counsellor for Leeds Beckett University and for Salford university. I also supervise counsellors at Bradford survive and Thrive team and counsellors in private practice and trainees from Leeds college and Kirklees college.