Although there are many different models of Supervision, after ten years as a supervisor I believe my practice reflects probably one of the first I learned.
- Formative – providing a supportive and nurturing environment for you to grow into the best practitioner you can be, true to your authentic self and style;
- Normative – depending on your experience, guidance and assistance, or a sounding board, through those tricky ethical situations;
- Restorative – a place to refresh, replenish and ‘get back to you’.
I am qualified to offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists which meets the training requirements of EATA and the ITAA, as well as UKCP and BACP. I hold a Diploma in Clinical Supervsion from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and offer supervision to psychotherapists, psychotherapeutic counsellors, and other professionals.
My supervision practice draws on twenty years and thousands of clinical hours experience of working with counselling and psychotherapy clients and supervisees in varied settings, including NHS, industry, EAPs, domestic violence and rape crisis, schools, hospice and private practice, as well as the practical experience of setting up and managing a local counselling centre.
My own psychotherapeutic approach is Transactional Analysis, but I am trained in supervision across modalities and practised for some time as an Integrative counsellor. I have experience of supervising Independent Domestic Violence Advisers (IDVAs) as well as counsellors and psychotherapists. I was a tutor for more than a decade on the Open University/ CPCAB Foundation Degree in Counselling which covers a range of modalities, and see all modalities as having their own strengths and value.
For me, Supervision is a first and foremost a holding and supportive relationship, which provides a context for you to explore and develop your own professional practice and therapeutic relationships in a safe, supportive and creative way. In supervision, aim to provide you with the right learning environment for the stage you are at, as well as help in resolving difficult client issues and support with personal issues impacting on your practice (we all face those).
My rate is £60 an hour (with a TA student rate of £50). I can also offer 3 hour supervision to groups of three for £50 per person. Do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.