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Supervision details

I believe in the value of supervision which, when we might feel stuck, offers space to sit and connect with another, who will gently support and challenge us to grow, bringing new meaning and clarity to our work.  I will facilitate this by drawing upon my own experience that spans 13 years as an integrative counsellor and by the use of robust collaborative contracting and evaluation methods.  However, it is our relationship that will always supersede technique and, by exploring what emerges in the moment together, we can experience truly transformative conversations. As a clinical supervisor, I aim to help you to connect with your passion for work and develop your personal and professional identity.  This can often be a challenge for those of us in private practice, amidst the many additional responsibilities and pressures of running a business, or perhaps you are a counsellor in training and. you're just at the cusp of cultivating your professional identity; the supervision space offers the opportunity for growth and reflection.   Supervision can often feel challenging and we can keenly feel the vulnerability of the process.  I bring compassion and humility to the supervisory relationship where we will aim to find the courage together to turn towards those times where we may struggle, with the wisdom and willingness to work to find clarity together.  I hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision from The University of Derby and currently work within organisations offering individual and group supervision. I use Hawkins and Shoet’s Seven Eyed Model, which is a relational approach to supervision, which can be seen as a hologram in which every moment contains everything that needs to be 'embodied, felt, and known’.  Supervision allows us to become present to a moment of awareness, allowing us to slow down so that the ‘wound, disturbance or disconnection that seems to be breaking everything and us apart is, instead, the road back home’.

It is important to find a supervisor with whom you feel comfortable and who you feel will be able to support your professional goals. There is the opportunity for us to have a 30 minute ‘discovery’ call, via Zoom, where we can get to know one another a little more and talk through your goals for supervision. Please contact me using the button below if you would like to arrange a call.

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Warrington, Cheshire, WA5

Type of session

In person
Online

Based in Warrington, I hold a Level 7 Post Grad Certificate in Clinical Supervision with a working knowledge of Psychodynamic, TA &CBT &CFT theories.

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