Ingela Jackson, MBACP (accred.), MA, Pg.Dip, Pg.Cert.
I offer 1:1 supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors working in private practice or within agencies (with the agency's agreement). I have been a group supervisor for AgeUk in Brighton and Hove, and am a group supervisor for 'As You Are' in Southwick, a charity offering low-cost counselling. I also supervise counsellors for CGL, who work with children who are affected by substance use within their family.
I believe that good supervision is based on mutual trust and respect between myself and the supervisee. Our work will reflect the counselling relationship by my offering an empathic and non-judgmental space so that issues can be discussed and explored openly and honestly and without shame. Supervision should always leave you, the supervisee, feeling freshly invigorated for your client work, which I aim to do by giving you new insights into your client work. I do this by exploring in depth the relationship between you, the counsellor, and your clients using a variety of humanistic modalities as appropriate. The focus is the clients' desired outcomes and what is most suitable for their beneficence.
The BACP Ethical Framework is my benchmark for counselling competence and professionalism and I refer to it when ethical issues such as boundaries, competence, dual relationships, conflicts of interests, confidentiality, and matters of law arise.
I have worked in many counselling agencies and have a good understanding of the different roles and responsibilities accorded to counsellors, supervisors, and the agency within which they work. These nuances can be 'teased out' in supervision. I am also familiar with working in conjunction with counselling training institutions, and regularly write reports for trainee supervisees, as well as supporting them through the practical and academic aspects of their training.
My aim as a supervisor is always to serve my supervisees and enable them to work to their full potential and potency. I really enjoy supervision work and always welcome new enquiries.
What some supervisees have said about me:
“Thank you so much for our last supervision session. It was extremely helpful and I have felt much lighter and freer since then. I feel so appreciative that we can work that deeply when needed.”
“I always feel extremely joyful after our supervision sessions and bursting with knowledge and ideas.”
“Thank you for your time, pragmatism and going above and beyond as a supervisor . . . I feel very supported by you.”