Sally French MSc, UKCP accred
My Supervision style
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, as I believe that integrating all aspects of our relational, emotional, psychological and physiological needs and understanding the impact of our environment is essential to our personal growth. I integrate Person Centred theory, predominantly with attachment, relational and developmental theories. I do also believe that CBT practices have a place in our work. I have a special interest in trauma theory. Whilst understanding the importance of being led by the client in the here and now, I fundamentally believe that the 'there and then' i.e. our client's childhood and history have a fundamental impact on current thoughts and feelings. I dislike therapy 'tribalism' and in my own practice seek to incorporate in an ethically pluralistic way theories or practices that assist the client. I may therefore incorporate in my client work genograms, time lines, visualisations, Russian dolls, or other creative ways of working with clients. I enjoy theory and am well read in this area, so always hope to bring a new insight into client work.
I train on many different different workshops - on subjects including trauma, loss, mindfulness, safeguarding/criminal justice process, setting up in business, and I am able to bring this knowledge into supervision, as I believe the sharing of knowledge is a very important part of supervision. That said, I also love the fact that I always learn from my supervisees too - so its never a one way process.
I am able to bring my past career skills into the supervision relationship by using my lawyer analytical skills and coaching skills from many years as a manager. That said I do absolutely value a rounded holistic approach to supervision - so I see it as a co-enterprise where how you are is as important as how you are working. Supervision shouldn't feel like a tick box exercise.
I charge £50 per hour for individual supervision, and £55 an hour for group supervision.
I am able to provide supervision via Zoom or telephone. I have worked in this way with supervisees before the current pandemic and feel that supervision is well suited for this medium. I am therefore happy to take on supervisees who are not able to travel to my office.
I have a UKCP accredited diploma in Clinical Supervision, obtained from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute. I am also fully conversant with the BACP ethical requirements.
I also offer Specialist Supervision for Therapists Working with Clients going through the Criminal Justice Process
It can feel very stressful supporting clients who have made a complaint of abuse to the police or who are awaiting a trial - what can you talk about, what notes should you make, could I harm my clients case, will I be called as a witness?
I offer specific supervision (which may be a one off session, or a continuing sessions as appropriate) for those therapists working with clients going through the criminal justice system who want some specific support/understanding around the legal system and how to work ethically within pre trial therapy guidelines as well as supporting your client through the process. This is available by telephone or Skype.
Cost £50 for 60 minutes.