Alison Reed Richards
Supervision (for counsellors & those in helping professions).
A professional requirement for those working as counsellors and psychotherapists, good supervision is a vital component in helping us develop our way of being in the world personally and professionally. Enabling and facilitating our self awareness, growing our ability to think for ourselves, connect deeply with others, becoming effective human beings, supervision has much to offer those who work in the helping professions – indeed anyone wishing to fulfil their innate potential and be the best human they can be. Supervision is a regular commitment; as part of a training programme or counselling profession requirement most usually at least once a month however for others in helping professions (teachers, nurses, doctors, lawyers, ministers of religion, social workers, carers, charitable volunteers etc) a bi-monthly, quarterly or half yearly supportive, reflective, committed space set apart from the routine of life and work can be as uniquely valuable.
As a Supervisor my intention is to create a trustworthy working relationship, a spacious, reflective, thinking environment where we can rise to the challenge of working therapeutically or skilfully and helpfully with others, paying attention to self- and other-care, a relationship within which we can both thrive professionally and personally.
My experience includes supporting counsellors, palliative care nurses, teachers, church leaders, and solicitors in their work with others. My training includes NCS Advanced Specialist Course (Certificate in Person-centred Supervision) and Clinical Supervision training with St. Margaret's Hospice.
If you are looking for a Supervisor please get in touch and arrange an initial meeting to explore what you hope for and what I can offer.
*Supervision (between 60 -120 mins dependent on frequency or request) £ 40 – £80
*initial supervisory exploration session (45 – 60 mins) – no fee