Hello, my name is Andrew Perry. I am clinical psychologist. I offer clinical supervision to professionals, students and trainees. I charge £60 for a sixty minute supervision session.
In my experience good supervision should feel like coming home. A safe warm place where the challenges are in our best interests. Paralleling the process by which we aim to deliver for our clients. In doing so it helps us negotiate boundaries and learn from our experiences. A helpful additional dynamic to therapeutic work. In supervision, with me, you would be consistently held in mind. Problems will be talked about and there will be few surprises. There will be a sharing of the responsibility for maintaining safe and effective practice. A commitment to be drawn in and become involved in your work. Helping by example to find solutions to your professional dilemmas. In doing so we will deliberately practise new ways of communicating, understanding and feeling.
The structure and content of sessions are negotiated within the boundary of maintaining safe practice. So cases where there is a significant current risk of harm are reviewed at each supervision session. Beyond this the content can be any event so far as they affect their professional practice. In these ways supervision will be formative (in developing you as a practitioner,) normative (in holding your practice within a body of current clinical opinion) and restorative (in revitalising the you for challenges ahead. (Proctor, 2010))
In theoretical terms, this is called a supervisory-matrix-centered approach (Smith, 2009). Supervision within this approach is relational. So rather than being an uninvolved expert the supervisor's role is to “participate in, reflect upon, and process enactments, and to interpret relational themes that arise within either the therapeutic or supervisory dyads” (Frawley-O’Dea & Sarnat, 2001, p. 41.) ‘This includes an examination of parallel process, which is defined as “the supervisee’s interaction with the supervisor that parallels the client’s behaviour with the supervisee as the therapist” (Haynes, Corey, & Moulton, 2003.)
Training, qualifications and experience I have received training in clinical supervision from within the NHS (generic and clinical trainee specific supervision) and externally on a British Psychological Society (BPS) approved course. I am trained to a doctoral level in the clinical application of cognitive, behavioural, systemic and psycho dynamic psychological models. I have clinically supervised people in the NHS, private and voluntary sector organisations for the past eighteen years. I have been clinically supervised by clinical psychologists for the past seventeen years.
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