I am educated to degree level and have practiced as a counsellor since 2013. I completed my supervision training at the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy.
Having experienced and trained with a systemic view of supervision, I advocate a level of creativity and dynamic energy to the supervision experience. I invite supervisees to reflect upon the diverse landscape of the multiple aspects (interventions, the supervisee/client relationship, counter-transference or parallel processes etc) of their work with clients.
My approach aims to cultivate a supervisory process which explores (at depth) the multiple relationships in the supervisory and therapeutic work.
I like to combine both psychodynamic as well as a relational understanding of how systems might connect. This approach mirrors my clinical practice as a counsellor.
Whilst psychodynamic theories promote varying concepts of the unconscious mind; I advocate particular regard for early childhood development and the relational development of individuals.
I cultivate space for the creative exploration of ‘relationships at play’; inviting the subjective feelings and perceptions of the supervisee as a valuable source of information.
I like to promote thinking around the therapeutic process including; both the present and the symbolic processes. A central tenant to both my practice as a counsellor and as a supervisor is developing an understanding of the nature of self and the connection with the wider world.
I make a clear distinction between counselling and the supervision processes. Where I identify that counselling maybe an important adjunct to practice; I will advocate access to personal therapy.
Thinking about making contact?
In advance of any agreement to work together, I would value a meeting by telephone or online. This meeting will provide an opportunity to consider how we might work together.
The hourly rate for supervision is £38.00.