Jonathan Mitchell BA, PGDip, UKCP
I have a Diploma in Counselling Supervision, and offer both individual and group supervision. I am enthusiastic regarding the use of creative approaches if you would find this useful.
My own modality is Humanistic, incorporating elements of the Person-Centred Approach, Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis (TA); however, I have enjoyed working with supervisees with Integrative, Psycho-dynamic, Systemic and even Jungian modalities. I am a member of both the the UKAHPP and registered with UKCP and the PSA. I would like to think that my style in the supervisory relationship reflects some of Carl Rogers’ tenets including prizing, warmth and acceptance.
I am able to work with a variety of supervision models, most frequently using Hawkins’ ‘Seven-Eyed Model of Supervision’; however, I am prepared to work to other models including for example Carroll’s ‘Six lenses of reflective supervision’ which is quite detailed and even the newer Hewson and Carroll’s ‘Reflective Practice in Supervision’ model.
We can draw on various other models and tools for example those offered by Inskipp & Proctor, Patrick Casement as well as the ever popular Mike Carroll. Many supervisees find working with Kagan’s ‘Interpersonal Process Recall’ (IPR) very illuminating to facilitate creative inquiry.
Clearly professional and ethical considerations are key to supervision and although I primarily work with the
UKAHPP Code of Conduct and Ethical Principles, 2009
UKCP Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct, 2009
BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, 2018.
I am happy to work to individual requirements, the guidelines from other professional bodies and to organisational codes of practice, as required.
In helping supervisees address various Ethical dilemma, I would typically suggest we refer to Bond’s ‘Ethical Problem-solving model’, as I find it valuable in consideration of ethical principles and guidelines. When considering supervisee development I find the Stoltenberg, McNeill & Delworth ‘Integrated Developmental Model’ (IDM)useful.
I have a template Supervisory contract which of course we can tailor to our needs, it typically helps us to outline and clarify our responsibilities in support and reinforcement of the working relationship.
So if you are interested in discussing supervision, do give me a call, I’m sure we can create a fun and rewarding space.