As a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor, I provide individual and group supervision for counsellors, therapists and other 'people practitioners' seeking a committed, collaborative and creative approach to supporting and developing their therapeutic work with clients.
A large part of my current practice is supervising trainee counsellors as well as counsellors working in schools and the public health sector. I also supervise established independent therapists working with a range of psychological models and theoretical orientations.
I hold a Diploma in Supervision (Adlerian/Integrative) awarded by ASIIP, an organisational member of BACP, and draw on 18 years' counselling experience, including EAP, voluntary sector, local authority, NHS primary care, and private practice.
My main aim in supervision is to build a supportive and encouraging alliance, with two-way feedback, ensuring the essential benefit of a rigorous approach to the ethical and legal aspects of the work.
For my own professional development, in addition to monthly individual supervision sessions, I am a member of a longstanding peer supervision group and also attend a supervisory group for supervisors.
For six years I was a partner in Cambridge Supervision Training with Penny Henderson, Anthea Millar and Sarah Parkin, and co-author of Practical Supervision: How To Become a Supervisor for the Helping Professions (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014). Currently I write the supervision column in BACP's <I>Private Practice</I> journal.
Contact me at any time to discuss your requirements for supervision of your professional work - if I'm not able to help you directly I might know someone who can.
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