My understanding of person-centred supervision is that it is a collaboration between counsellors, one designated the supervisor, the other the supervisee that explores, with a continuous eye to the needs of our clients, the relationship between theory, practice and self. In so doing it seeks to nurture the personal and professional development of the counsellor.
Reflection on other key defining dimensions of practice and self-development will form part of this collaborative process:
openness to experience and the place of counsellor presence in our practice.
confidence in being the counsellor we are and comfortable in reflecting this in our practice
recognising the place and significance of our own self-awareness for our personal/professional development and practice.
I offer counselling and non-managerial supervision on the basis of my counselling and managerial training and experience. For over twenty years I worked as a senior teacher in a comprehensive school with pastoral and managerial roles. For a similar period I have worked as a volunteer counsellor with a hospice bereavement service, currently with a refugee and migrant support centre and a charity supporting homeless and marginalised adults. For the last ten years I been employed as a school counsellor in a large comprehensive school in the West Midlands providing a counselling service for children, young people and staff.