Heather Lewis Reg. MBACP (Accred) Dip. Counselling, BA (Hons) Counselling
'Supervision is the journey of growth through self-belief, through increased knowledge of theory, of self-awareness, of acceptance of our own and others limitations, and also, a desire to support that growth in others'. (Heather Lewis 2019)
What I offer:
I offer one to one and group supervision.
I have a Level 6 Diploma in Supervision (Distinction).
I bring a relational approach to my work, believing in the 'co-created' nature of relationships.
I have a strong sense of moral justice, a belief in anti-oppressive practices, and a desire to celebrate equality and diversity, and the desire to know and understand the other.
My theoretical approach:
I use an integrative approach, applying Inskipp and Proctor’s (1995) Alliance Model, using the formative, normative and restorative approaches as a template which I hold in mind. I also use the Discrimination Model (Bernard 2013), which helps me decide or ‘discriminate’ what is needed to develop the supervisee and/or the work, through the use of three roles: teacher, counsellor or consultant/supervisor; which allows the use of three skills or foci: intervention, conceptualisation and personalisation. By combining these two models I feel that I am able to really focus on your needs and development from a variety of angles.
I believe however that supervision is never the less ‘anchored to the tasks and responsibilities of the profession’ (Bernard and Goodyear 2004); and as such, there is a requirement to ensure that the client’s needs and experience are at the heart of all we do via ethical practice, set out (amongst others) by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals (2018), and by law.
Sessions cost £45 per hour