I see supervision as a creative dialogue, where we are both learning and discovering. It can be a space to be curious and playful or to feel safe enough to acknowledge the deep emotional currents that can pervade the therapeutic relationship, and sometimes just to think practically about a client's situation. I enjoy acknowledging and fostering my supervisees' strengths and creating a safe space where it feels OK to explore and think from different perspectives. It can also be a nurturing and restorative place where we can de-compress from the emotional demands of our work or a place of learning where we challenge ourselves to stretch our skills and understanding.
I've supervised in private practice, in voluntary organisations, in my training organisation and in a University counselling service, both individuals and groups. My supervisees have ranged from trainees to experienced therapists and have come from many different modalities.
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