Hi there, My name is Melanie and I have been supervising since 2003. I offer a unique supervision opportunity to work indoors and outdoors or via skype. I love supervision and believe it should be a collaborative space where we can be open and honest and work together side by side. The aim is to ensure that the way you are working is safe and effective but also to ensure that you are not becoming too overloaded or stressed through your work. Compassion fatigue is rampant in the helping professions and supervision is one of the ways we can help ourselves to help others.
As supervisor I aim to provide a safe and supportive space for the supervisee so that a trusting relationship develops in which they can explore their work. Supervision provides the opportunity for growth as a practitioner through challenges to assumptions and professional practices and through personal development work. It aims to maintain and develop good safe practice when working with people and to encourage the supervisee to develop their reflexive skills as a professional, competent and compassionate practitioner. I aim to share my experience, skills and understanding of working with people as well as support the supervisee to develop their own style and inner supervisor and to gain confidence in their practice
I have experience of supervising a wide range of professionals, counsellors, trainee counsellors, supervisors, social workers, volunteers, managers and coordinators working with children, young people and adults. As well as one to one supervision I have facilitated many supervision groups for organisations using a co-participative model.
To see the counselling and work experience background that underpins my work as a supervisor please see my counselling profile here:
I offer a free 15 minute telephone part assessment so that we can discuss supervision and decide if we want to work together.
I charge £50 per hour and £70 for 1.5hrs
I offer a few low cost places for those in receipt of certain benefits.
I have written and delivered a wide range of training days and workshops for various organisations and as a private facilitator. Training I have facilitated include:
Understanding Self Injury, Leaning In with Loss, Grief and Bereavement, End of Life Care for Carers, Young Carers, Working Creatively with Adolescents, Counselling and Listening Skills, Carers Champions Training, Working with Boundaries, Working Creatively With Clients, Basic Child Protection, Embracing Supervision, Team Building etc.
These workshops have been delivered to health and care professionals and volunteers, psychiatrists, emergency service personnel, psychologists, GP’s, trainee and qualified counsellors.
As a part time college lecturer, I was responsible for designing, running and managing courses in Intermediate and advanced counselling skills and theory which including special modules on Loss and Grief and Counselling within Organisations.
I like to use experiential learning when training and a range of creative methods to ensure different learning styles are accommodated.
I founded and facilitated a support group for Bereaved Parents for a number of years and continue to facilitate and administrate an online support group. I have also facilitated personal development groups