Dr Gail Simon, AFT & UKCP reg. Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor
Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision
I’m a qualified systemic therapist and supervisor with over 25 years experience of working with individuals, families, households, kinship networks and workplaces.
The style of supervision I offer is collaborative and conversational. It is important for supervision to feel a safe enough space in which to explore power relations, cultural, heteronormative, neurotypical bias that clients and therapists experience in the world and in therapy. I understand supervision as a place for therapists and counsellors to critically and appreciatively reflect on the work they do with people while getting support for their work to be sustainable and maintain their own wellbeing. I see the role of the counsellor as helping people coming for therapy to appreciate what they have been through or are dealing with, and make a new sense of their struggles which move away from narratives of personal failure and mental ill health. Therapy can help people overcome the effect of difficult experiences, challenge dominant narratives, and confront the structural oppression that people encounter in their everyday lives. Successful outcome of therapy might not only result in people feeling better but in seeing themselves as proud pioneers in their communities.
I have experience of supervising counselling with Individuals, couples and families and with most groups or people and have particular experience and interest in supporting
Lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer people and their relationships
Adults and young people who are as autistic or neuro atypical and their families
People from Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities
new and re-forming families.
We can use phone, WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom, Wire, or FaceTime and so on.
Team supervision is also something I enjoy.
If you are interested in discussing supervision with me, contact me and we can arrange to speak and see if we both feel there is enough common ground.