How I work
My supervision model is integrative, based on my person-centred philosophy and practice, and drawing from Hawkins and Shohet’s seven-eyed process model and the normative, formative and restorative tasks of supervision (Inskipp and Proctor, 1993, 1995). As a supervisor, my aims are to facilitate your process of exploration and reflection on your work and on your therapeutic relationships, helping you to develop your own ‘internal supervisor’, and to support you in taking care of yourself.
I aim to create an environment in which you feel safe enough to bring all aspects of your work and openly explore them with an attitude of curiousity and self-compassion. I review the safety of the supervision relationship regularly and aim to model an attitude of non-defensiveness and an openness to challenge, which I hope will in turn impact on the your relationship with your clients.
Who I work with
I currently have spaces for qualified counsellors seeking individual or group supervision, and am also open to enquiries from agencies looking for supervisors for their counsellors.
Enquiries from other professionals are also welcome, for example teachers, pastors and healthcare professionals, who feel they would benefit from a confidential space to reflect on their practice.
Qualifications and experience
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision from the University of Wales, Newport, and am an approved supervisor for the National Counselling Society. I am experienced in supervising qualified counsellors on a one-to-one basis and in groups, on a private basis and in an agency setting.
I would normally expect us to meet for 1.5 hours a month (twice a month for groups) in accordance with BACP guidelines, but this is negotiable according to your individual requirements, provided that overall you are meeting the supervision requirements of your professional body.
For further information or to arrange a no-obligation initial meeting at a cost of £10 (to cover costs), please contact me.
To find out more about my supervision service, please visit my supervision website.