What is clinical supervision for you?
For some, it is a chore demanded by being a member of a professional organisation. For others, it is about problem solving; a pragmatic way to get help with client-work when feeling stuck.
It may be a monitoring exercise; a part of the job that will hopefully keep us out of trouble. Or, a challenging way to look at our work with clients; to keep what we do fresh and exciting; a reminder of why we came into the profession, and of what keeps us there.
For me, all of the above can apply at different times, although I’m pleased to say it rarely feels like a chore. And if it does, that can generate some very useful discussion and reflection on practice that always leads to a feeling of growth and renewal.
I suspect that the approach we take to supervision says plenty about the approach we take to our counselling work; and that is something I enjoy as a starting point to a supervisory relationship.
Having completed certificate training in supervision from the Macclesfield Counselling & Training Centre, I practice supervision in a relational and integrative way, using Hawkins & Shohet’s seven eyed model.
My own counselling work is with adults, and I am currently available to supervise qualified practitioners. Come along to meet me for a reduced-cost trial session, and see what you think.
Currently working online, I can meet with you wherever you are in the UK. I look forward to moving to face-to-face with those in South Wales as soon as that feels appropriate.
Supervision fees: £45 for one hour,£60 for 90 minutes.