I work using the Person-Centred Approach to counselling as my foundation, which in essence uses the three core conditions of empathy, congruence and acceptance. I also use a range of therapeutic interventions within my counselling practice and I use this knowledge, training and experience when working with supervisees. My aim is to attend to four main areas in supervision and to bring the balance of these areas into awareness during sessions as needed.
I am committed to providing a safe, therapeutic environment for my supervisees. It’s important for you to know what agreements we are making together and what to expect.
The four main areas are:
• Educative (supporting the supervisee’s ongoing learning through our sessions and signposting to CPD needs)
• Responsibility (monitoring ethical and practical issues in a way to support all parties engaged in the counselling)
• Supportive (to offer care and support to the supervisee balanced with challenge and insight)
• Therapeutic (an awareness of the supervisees own issues and the possible impact to their work, as well as holding myself awareness).