Jamie de Carvalho
I am currently undertaking the Diploma in Supervision with the Centre for Supervision Training and Development in Bath and am offering my services as a supervisor in training. I can offer you an open, accepting and safe space to discuss your work and development and understand the role supervision plays in well-being, decreased burnout and job satisfaction.
I have been in the field of mental health for 12 years, starting in NHS mental health services followed by psychotherapy training and have been a practising psychotherapist for the past 10 years with experience in both private practice and organisations.
My foundation in both therapy and supervision is in the phenomenological, what is happening between myself and my client/supervisee. In the same way that the therapeutic relationship is a microcosm of the client's relationship, the supervisory relationship is the same. As well as this, my current training at CTSD is in the 7-eyed model of supervision (Hawkins and Shohet) which is a process model that focuses on the interplay between therapist, client and supervisor to help the supervisee understand the context of each.
I can offer you a safe space to discuss your work and what you are bringing to your work, both professionally and personally. I work in the belief that therapy is a collaborative process and that I do not know best. My supervisees have experience and knowledge that I do not and I am guided by Derrida's writings on the importance of "aporia", the state of not knowing and puzzlement of ideas. In this way it is not about knowing our clients, but about being open to the many possibilities they may be rather than the one they may present (or the one we have formed of them).
I am happy to arrange a 15 minute telephone call to discuss how we might work together and hope to hear from you soon.