Contemplative supervision is a relationally-oriented, mindfulness-based approach, although supervisees do not need to have learned or studied this in order to find this approach useful.
It is based on 2 main embodied orientations to enquiry: Firstly, Body-Speech-Mind – carefully describing the client using these categories brings them into the room. We can then explore these aspects and how they affect the therapist and the relationship. This may often access information about transference and parallel process.
Secondly, Clarity-Spaciousness-Compassion – these are fundamental qualities of health in each of us. By noticing their presence or lack of thereof in the client, the therapist and the relationship between them, these offer a way to inhabit and explore some deeper territories of the therapeutic work.
This relational way of approaching supervision allows us to ask from the heartmind and the body not just the cognitive mind. Cognition is always in the past tense, we are thinking about something that happened. If we can stop and be in the present moment of experience, information is available.
I am working towards being registered with UKCP though HIPC and am logging my hours in order to do this. As such, I am offering reduced rates to supervisees for the foreseeable future - especially if you would like 'extra' hours on top of your usual supervision and would like to experience this form of supervision, I may be able to offer time without cost. Please contact me for an exploratory discussion and more information on availability at fees.