I provide supervision sessions to trainee Counselling Psychologists and counsellors from other disciplines, together with those seeking supervision post-qualification. I have particular experience in working with those trainees on the DPsych. Counselling Psychology programme and I am aware of the needs and requirements of the course. My approach to supervision is: to ensure that the supervisee receives support in terms of reflecting and evaluating their skills and knowledge to aid learning; help to develop their professional practice to the required standards; and includes restorative functions in terms of the emotional impact of working as a therapist (Proctor's 3 Function Interactive Model). Each supervisee is unique and I therefore incorporate the use of Stoltenberg & Delworth's Integrated Developmental Model to ensure that the supervisee develops and advances from their current stage, as their confidence and skills grow. Each supervisee therefore receives supervision that is tailored to their needs. Collaboration on this is essential. I therefore encourage my supervisees to engage with me throughout this process to ensure that their supervision sessions are of benefit to their practice and development.
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