Lucy White, BSc (Hons) Person-Centred counsellor & supervisor, MBACP (Accred)
"Supervision is a joint endeavour in which a practitioner with the help of a supervisor, attends to their clients, themselves as part of their client practitioner relationships and the wider systemic context, and by doing so improves the quality of their work, transforms their client relationships, continuously develops themselves, their practice and the wider profession."
Hawkins, P. & Shohet, R. (2012:60) Supervision in the Helping Professions Open University Press: England
I have a diploma for supervision in the Person-centred approach.
The necessary attitudes to promote a therapeutic counselling supervision practice I will be using are based upon the Person-Centred Approach, and the conditions of: empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. I will be holding the relationship as equal, I will be enabling the supervisee, but no telling them what to do. The relationship is paramount and the holding factor of the sessions. These attitudes will set the climate for the supervisee and myself as the supervisor, becoming the foundation of the relationship. This is essential when building trust, and safety which is needed in supervision so you will be able to share your experiences congruently without fear of being judged or belittled.
In conclusion I feel my supervision practice is built on the relationship as the key stone. I will trust in the process and be fluid, in the moment but also able to challenge when needed.
I work with the; normative, formative, restorative model in my practice.
Supervision session is charged at £40 an hour and 1.5 hours is charged at £55