I know from my own experience that finding the right supervisor for our current practice, stage of development and support needs is vital. As a senior BACP accredited supervisor, I can offer you over 20 years of supervision experience, having worked in a wide variety of settings, including private practice, the not-for-profit sector, higher and further education, physical and mental health settings, abuse agencies, schools and young peoples services.
I provide individual and group supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists in training, newly qualified or with many years of experience. I also work with managers, coordinators and practitioners who want to reflect on their work away from their organizations.
My approach to supervision depends on your needs and preferred learning styles. Generally, however, I use integrative models of supervision, including Hawkins and Shohet, Inskipp and Proctor, and Clarkson, as well as more transpersonal perspectives.
As an experienced tutor and lecturer, I can provide substantial theoretical as well as practical knowledge and experience. I worked at Bristol University for 16 years as a lecturer and supervisor on the MSc in Counselling and also at the Psychosynthesis Trust in London on the MA in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy. Currently, I work as a tutor for Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BCPC) on the Diploma in Counselling and for Metanoia in London on the MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.
If you require support for research projects at Diploma and Masters levels, I may also be able to help. My major research interests include transpersonal approaches to counselling and psychotherapy and especially psychosynthesis; living with potentially terminal and chronic illnesses, including HIV infection and cancer; bereavement and grief; and counselling for LGBTQ communities. I am interested in new paradigm research methodologies, with specific focus on heuristic, narrative and autoethnographic approaches, as well as transpersonal perspectives on research.
My aim as a supervisor and tutor is to provide the correct balance of support and challenge for each individual so that you can celebrate successes, explore difficulties and problematic issues, increase your therapeutic competence, ensure ethical practice, and feel restored. I also aim to enable your own internal supervisor and to develop your reflective and reflexive abilities.