I am a qualified Supervisor and hold an integrative Diploma in Supervision from CPPD.
I offer individual and group supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.
Psychotherapists and counsellors are required to have supervision by their ethical and professional body and is essential to how practitioners sustain good practice through their working life. I offer my supervisees a regular and creative ongoing space to reflect in depth about all aspects of their practice in order to work as effectively and ethically as possible.
I offer an eclectic approach to supervision drawing from Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Person Centered perspectives. I see supervision as containing a variety of elements from teaching, mentorship, facilitation, support, effective relationships, and constructive feedback. In implementing all these factors my aim has been to expand my supervisee’s knowledge and level of skill. I aim to mirror for my supervisee how the supervisory relationship is at the heart of effective supervision.
Ogden (2005), states in his article on analytical supervision how important it is for the supervisor to provide a space in which the supervisee is enabled to dream, as a way of discovering emotional truths about the clinical work.
The above quote seemed to conjure up for me what supervision has represented for me, as a place to explore, a safe place to discover, a place of spontaneity, a place to enhance awareness and expanding ways of thinking.