Irene Shooter MBACP (Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor
Level 5-Integrative Approaches to Counselling Supervision
I am a fully Qualified Supervisor and have a number of years of experience of supervising both individuals and groups.
I work with qualified and trainee therapists as well as professionals who work within the NHS, Probation, Women's Aid , Cruse Bereavement Care, Casy, Clearways, SV2, ISAS, and Insight Health Care.
My approach to supervision includes the formation of a strong working relationship. I would describe my supervision approach as humanistic and my supervision training allows me to work integratively with my supervisee's.
I am a fully qualified Clinical Supervisor I work with qualified and trainee therapists as well as professionals who work within the NHS, Probation, Domestic Violence, Cruse Bereavement Care, Casy, Clearways, SV2 and Insight Health Care and Children's Bereavement Center
Supervision is a formal arrangement for therapists to discuss their work regularly with someone who is experienced in both therapy and supervision.
During supervision we will explore the presenting problem, progress of counselling, theories used and goals for supervision.
I also offer external supervision to those who are not counsellors but who work with others in a supportive or managerial role, or who require supervision of their work with vulnerable client groups.
Supervision sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly and last either 50 minutes or 1.5 hours for individual one-to-one supervision.
Thanks again Irene,
For being here for me & for supporting me through my counselling journey, I know I wouldn't be half the counsellor I am today without your constant help, support, guidance & wise words.
As a newly qualified counsellor I have felt supported and encouraged by Irene. She has allowed me to grow and develop in my own time and way whilst providing gentle guidance. To know that she is always at the end of the phone should I have any queries regarding my client work has been invaluable as a new counsellor. I have never felt “alone” in what can be an isolated role. It has given me the confidence and support I have needed to ensure my work is safe and ethical at all times. I feel I can totally be myself during our supervision sessions which ensures congruence, honesty and openness in my client work. Irene has been a source of knowledge and information for me when setting up my own private practice and has shared her wealth of experience with me. I always look forward to our sessions together and feel grateful for all the insight and support she continues to give me.
What is Supervision?
Supervision is a formal arrangement for therapists to discuss their work regularly with who is experienced in both therapy and supervision. The task is to work together to ensure and develop the efficacy of the therapist! client relationship. The agenda will be the therapy and feeling about that work, together with the supervisor’s reactions, comments and challenges. Thus supervision is a process to maintain adequate standards of therapy and a method of consultancy to widen the horizons of an experienced practitioner. In choosing a supervisor, therapists need to assess their position on a scale ranging from newly qualified to very experienced, to decide the main focus of the therapy work undertaken and to take into account their own training, philosophy and methods. The setting for therapy may be an important factor. Agencies and institutions may have their own criteria for supervision and provide supervisors from within the organisation. Where outside supervision is more appropriate, considerable discussion and negotiation may be needed to arrange time away from work, financial support and assurance of confidentiality. Private practitioners must arrange their own supervision.
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