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I've supervised both qualified and trainee counsellors since 2015 working with individuals, couples, parents, young people and children for a national counselling organisation.  I have 13+ years' experience working with client's individual issues but also special in relationships and working online. I am particularly experienced in supervising counsellors working in webcam and telephone counselling, counselling in live webchat (synchronously), and email (asynchronously). I am a counselling trainer, having written digital counselling courses and trained counsellors to work online for a national counselling organisation.

I understand that finding the right supervisor for you is important. I know that building a robust supervisory relationship takes time and trust.  I'd be more than happy to have a conversation or meet in person to help you work out whether I'm a good fit for you.

My Kind of Supervision

The following description speaks to me in term of how I think of supervision and supporting my supervisees.

Super ‘vision’: 

A process that doesn’t necessarily hold all the answers and knowledge but helps encourage different perspectives. A process which aids the development of the counsellors own ‘inner-supervisor’.

Role of the supervisor;

  • To hold, listen & encourage.
  • To challenge, gently confront & stimulate where appropriate.
  • To outline and follow appropriate boundaries between the other relationships we may share and our supervisory relationship.
     

I like to encourage you to be a reflective practitioner. To support your self-awareness around why you may relate to your client the way you do as a way of developing your practice.

My intention for supervision is that we are both transparent. Where I can gently challenge to help you explore your practice and vice versa. I ask you to challenge me and to communicate if there is something in the way we work together that doesn't sit comfortably for you. I expect that we both may make mistakes (I don't claim to be perfect!) but I hope that within this we'll learn and develop in a safe and ethical way.

Theoretical approaches in supervision that I use in my supervisory practice are:

The Domain of Action (Lang, Little & Cronen 1990)
Functions of Supervision (different perspectives)
Developmental Models of Supervision
Learning Styles (Honey & Mumford 1986)
Model of Group Life (Storming & Norming)
Ethical Decision Making Model (Jones et al 2000)
Authoritative Doubt - Safe Uncertainty (Mason 1993)
Johari Window (Luft & Ingram (1955)
Reflexivity & Self-Awareness (Burnham 1993)
Psychodynamic Approaches
Transference & Countertransference
The Seven Eyed Supervisor
Parallel Processes (Hawkins & Shohet 1989)
Approach-Method-Techniques (Burnham 1992)
Social Graces (John Burnham)
Creative Approaches
Remaining Open to the 'Other' (Garcia 1994)

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Dunston Road
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Highly experienced Supervisor, Counselling Trainer and Counsellor of relationship work, adult individuals, young people and children.

Samantha Adams MNCS Accred Dip BA (hons) @ Counselling Your Way UK

Samantha Adams MNCS Accred Dip BA (hons) @ Counselling Your Way UK