Kim Gregory, (MBACP, Adv Dip. Therapeutic Counselling)
My supervisory training specifically incorporates working online, which many other supervisor qualifications do not. This means I am able to work face-to-face and am able to offer online/telephone supervision. Many supervisors now offer online supervision, which is great as this is definitely an important consideration now. Working online has specific considerations and challenges as well as benefits, this is why it is essential that supervisors are specifically trained in this area and the online environment without this it can mean being unaware of the specific risks, challenges and benefits of counselling online or via phone.
My aim is always to create a safe, warm and trust-filled space where recognising that you are the expert on your client(s) and where we can together take a step back and look at the strengths, achievements in your work and also explore collaboratively any difficulties or dilemmas.
Supervisor/supervisee is an important relationship and my aim is to make that a welcoming but useful relationship where we each learn from one another and where questions, doubts and worries can be discussed openly and where we can recognise and celebrate what has worked well in your practice.
I practice integratively and have experience particularly in person-centred, CBT, solutions-focussed and also psychodynamic modalities.