Kerstin Pullin, BSc (Hons), Dip, MBACP (Accred)
Providing a holding space during uncertain times
The last couple of years has seen humanity facing challenges on a dramatic scale: mass human displacement, environmental crisis, the unveiling of a sexual abuse endemic, threats to democracy and the latest - the coronavirus pandemic. And during these fast-changing times, how do you respond to your client’s complex needs, provide emotional containment without denying your own needs and sacrificing your own wellbeing? Together we can form an alliance, build trust, develop a deeply relational connection and tools to support your practice.
Crucially, the relational approach to supervision allows us to be subjective and use subjective experiences in the service of your client work - exploring what might be of benefit to the therapeutic relationship. This entails a number of interconnected parts such as intentions (ethical values and principles), presence (states of fluidity or rupture), attunement (compassion, respect, interdependence), resonance (movement between mutuality and separateness) and reciprocity (continued bridge building when shame is triggered).
I'm a BACP accredited counsellor and currently undergo supervised, continued professional development to become a Relational Supervisor and during which time I offer reduced session fees: £45 per 1 1/2 hrs or Students/low income - £35 per 1 1/2 hrs.