I offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists, including trainees, as well as other people across the helping professions, for example, general medicine, emergency services, carers, alternative health practitioners and coaches to support their ongoing practice. Supervision can also be useful to anyone requiring a space for reflective practice on their work, clients, professional and personal development. For example, managers, executives and human resources.
What do I bring to the relationship?
- I have 20 years’ experience as a practicing counsellor and psychotherapist. My practice includes working with individuals, couples, short- and long-term work, and EAP work.
- My style is grounded in the humanistic modalities, in particular the person-centred approach but is greatly influenced by everything I have learned, experienced and continue to explore. I’m a curious, perpetual student, seeking to understand and help people in the fullness of their life experience – physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual.
- I have had over 20 years’ experience in the business world of which many of them included the management and development of people, teaching, mentoring and support.
- I have built up a private practice and have 10 years’ experience running a small business, navigating the ups and downs, successes and failures that this entails.
I see supervision as a collaborative process. The supervisory relationship provides a confidential, boundaried and safe space for:
- Reflective practice;
- Developing congruence and self-awareness;
- Compassionate self-enquiry;
- To experience being empathically listened to;
- Maintaining professionalism and ethical practice;
- Professional and personal development;
- Reframing challenges faced as opportunities for growth and change;
- A wider perceptive – having someone hold the bigger picture without minimising your own personal experience;
- Promoting self-care;
- The integration of all the experiences of being a practitioner.