Elena Ward, MSc, MBPsS, Reg MBACP, Counselling and Clinical Supervision
I understand supervision as a space of mutual trust and respect between supervisor and supervisee for the purpose of safeguarding the welfare of the client and promoting supervisees’ professional development (by taking into consideration my supervisees’ developmental and individual needs and using terminology authentic to supervisees' theoretical orientation).
My aim as a supervisor is to create safe, empathetic and non-judgemental environment to enable you to reflect on your clinical practice, to deal with ethical dilemmas in a professional and ethical way, to gain insights and a better understanding of your clients and client-counsellor relationship dynamics in order to maximise the effectiveness of the therapy you are providing to your clients and help you to develop, grow and fulfil your potential as a practitioner.
In terms of techniques, I use dialogue, recognising of “parallel process” and incorporate creative elements, e.g. associations, metaphors, playing with words, drawing, themes from fairy tales and myths, archetypes, visualisation etc.