Laura Dixon

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Manchester, Greater Manchester, M21
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Supervision details

I work with a wide range of mental health practitioners in the NHS, Further Education Institutions, and charity organisations, as well as in my private practice. 

Whether you are a counsellor, a support worker, a charity volunteer or an individual in any type of support role that requires you to perform emotional and mental health work, you could benefit from the reflective support and insights that supervision can offer. 

About me

I am truly passionate about supervision and the restorative, developmental, practice-enhancing function it can have. In my own personal counselling practice, I have found it to be the single most effective skill-enhancing component of my training and work, and it is truly an honour to be able to offer this support back to others in the helping professions.

I have also taken part in the BACP’s initiative to provide supervision more widely throughout other psychologically and emotionally complex professions that do not have a statutory requirement to undergo supervision, such as safeguarding and wellbeing. In these areas of work, just as in counselling, I believe good supervision can have an incredibly beneficial effect on staff themselves, as well as the subsequent service they provide to their clients.

I work in an integrative way, which allows me to tailor my approach to you and provide a range of modalities that can assist you when working with your diverse portfolio of clients. Predominantly, the foundation of our work together will be using classic  models of Supervision, which provide a highly collaborative, multi-faceted view of the supervisory relationship, making use of different perspectives to enhance understanding of and insights into your work with your clients, practitioner wellbeing and  your role in the therapy room.

What I offer 

If you are a healthcare professional, I encourage you to seek out clinical supervision. It is a valuable tool for maintaining and improving your practice. and the benefits include Improved patient care, Increased knowledge and skills
Reduced stress and burnout, Enhanced professional development and 
Increased confidence and resilience
I will provide you with an honest, non-judgmental space for you to develop and be curious about your client work, whilst also committing to my own development and continuous learning to provide a strong, trusting and ever-evolving alliance that will support you to deliver your best work. 

I also understand the impact this work can have on people in helping professions and believe supervision should also have a restorative function, therefore, as well as in person and online sessions, I also offer supervision outdoors in nature. Outdoor supervision is a large part of my practice because there is a large body of research on the psychological benefits of spending time in natural environments. From an eco-psychological perspective, being outdoors can remove everyday distractions and help us  to remain curious, while connecting client work. This is both beneficial for practitioner wellbeing and enhances the experience of supervision,  Furthermore the incorporation of natural elements and the use of environmental metaphor can be a powerful tool to aid the supervision process.

Our first session

I offer a free, no-obligation initial consultation, to explore your specific supervisory requirements and look at how we might best work together to develop our supervisory alliance. I believe it is vital that the supervisory relationship feels comfortable, trusting and supportive, so this consultation will also give us the opportunity to get to know each other briefly, as I want you to feel confident that we are the right fit for you before committing to sessions. 

Fees 


My fees are between £80 to £100 for a 90 minute supervision session, on a pay-what-you-can-afford sliding scale. I also offer concessions for charities and students, please get in touch to discuss these specific concessions. 

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Manchester, Greater Manchester, M21

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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

I am a supervisor with experience providing both individual and group supervision both in person, online and outdoors in nature.