My approach is always grounded, non-judgemental and supportive. I want supervisees to feel safe in their reflections. My starting point is to ask what you need from me and from your supervision sessions. I encourage and welcome feedback. I qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1989 and since then I have acquired 25 years of NHS experience (having taken a career break when I had young children). Since qualifying, I have always specialised in adult mental health. I have worked in community mental health teams, in multidisciplinary psychological therapies services and in Occupational Health settings. I have worked across the range of severity and am experienced in working with complex trauma. I have experience of a very broad range of presenting problems including all the common mental health problems, personality problems and eating disorders. I have a lot of experience offering supervision to a range of health professionals including clinical and counselling psychologists, counsellors and others. I am an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist. I'm also an accredited EMDR psychotherapist (I have a particular interest in attachment-focused approaches). I am trained and experienced in compassion focused therapy and have delivered teaching sessions on this approach to doctoral students at the University of Hull. I also draw on other third wave approaches such as acceptance and commitment therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy. I have a growing interest in "parts" work and internal family systems therapy.
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