Dr Sara Betteridge
As a practising Counselling Psychologist I have many years of experience clinically supervising assistant, trainee & qualified Psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists, couples and family therapists and a wide range of other multidisciplinary professions such as mental health nurses, social workers and occupational therapists. I have a particular interest in supervising groups or teams and this has ranged from teams of counsellors, volunteer mental health workers, NHS mental health teams and charities. I also offer reflective practice spaces for trainee psychologists as part of their university requirements in post doctoral training courses.
The main model I use when supervising is the Open Dialogue model. This provides a non-hierarchical structure in which the supervisor creates a safe space for the supervise to explore the client work and their 'self' in relation to the work. It is an open, transparent and genuine way of working in which supervisees report feeling heard and validated which then gives them the confidence to grow and develop.