Jacqueline Stokes - Counselling and Supervision
Supervision is not only an ethical requirement, but also it is a vital resource to ensure that you and your clients are safe and that you look after your own emotional and mental well-being.
My practice is integrative and influenced by the work of the seven eyed model (Hawkins and Shohet) to allow the individual to be in an environment conducive to growth and therapeutic change. I believe this model provides a pathway designed to improve the ability to select what is best suited to the client and their presenting issues, using diverse strategies without being hindered by theoretical differences and enhancing the client work using other models when required.
One of the keys to successful supervision is honesty - I expect you to be honest with me about what happens both in the counselling room with your client, and outside the counselling room when your personal life impacts on you. In return I will give you honest, supportive feedback, and facilitate your development as an ethical, safe, successful counsellor.