Dr Kate Guest, Chartered Psychologist (HCPC registered) & Integrative Supervisor
Supervision is an important aspect of our profession which allows us to explore and reflect on the work we do and continuously improve both professionally and personally. Our aim is to become better informed for the benefit of our clients. In addition, reflecting on the supervision process itself is necessary to ensure you are benefiting from the right type of support and what needs to change or be adapted depending on your experience and skill set.
As a supervisor, one of the key areas I focus on is the therapeutic relationship and dynamic processes that occur between therapist and client. I believe this aspect of therapy plays a significant role in our work regardless of the therapeutic model that is being used.
I have extensive experience of working in a variety of settings including the NHS, private organisations and the charity sector. Currently I work for the Herefordshire & Worcestershire NHS Health & Care Trust in their secondary care team and also run my own private practice in Cheltenham. Throughout my time with the NHS in the last two years I have specialised in trauma work.
I regularly undertake assessments and prepare formulations, and have extensive experience of working with adults, adolescents and children. Whilst I take an integrative approach to my work and draw upon various models depending on the needs of the client, what underpins my work is a relational approach. I strongly believe that the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client is central to the effectiveness of the therapy.
As with my practice, I take an integrative approach to supervision, which I believe provides a flexible and creative platform for supervisees and allows me to be flexible and open to working with a wide range of practitioners from different training backgrounds.
I charge £60.00/hour and a concessionary rate of £40.00/hour for trainees. If you would like to know more about the way I work please get in touch: Mobile: 07976 803860 or email: email@example.com. I am happy to offer supervision via video conferencing if travelling to my practice is difficult.