Fiona Goldman (BACP), Online & phone counselling for COVID-19 and beyond
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.
For some it is a monitoring exercise; a part of the job that will hopefully keep us out of trouble. For others, it is 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 that I enjoy as a starting point to a supervisory relationship.
I practice supervision in a relational and integrative way, using Hawkins & Shohet’s seven eyed model, having completed certificate training in supervision from the Macclesfield Counselling & Training Centre.
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.
Supervision costs £45 per hour. If you have been hit financially by Covid-19, please let me know, and we can discuss reducing this fee for the present time.