Supervision has been defined as:
“ a joint endeavour in which a practitioner with the help of a supervisor, attends to their clients, themselves as part of their client practitioner relationships and the wider systemic context, and by so doing improves the quality of their work, transforms their client relationships, continuously develops themselves, their practice and the wider profession” (Hawkins & Shohet: p60)
Training and experience
I received my supervision certification from Centre for Supervision and Team Development where I was trained by Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmot, and I have attended many of their CPD training days as well as being in a closed supervision group with Robin for a number of years.
I believe passionately in the benefits of supervision and it has always been an integral part of my own practice as a therapist and supervisor. I receive ongoing professional supervision as well as being part of peer supervisory relationships.
I have a busy supervision practice offering supervision to anything from trainees up to highly experienced therapists. I also offer supervision to people from other caring professions. I am an Approved Supervisor for CCPE and Metanoia Institute (Integrative modality).
Supervision can take place in groups or as individuals. I use the 7-Eyed Model of supervision from a relational perspective and am happy to give particular attention to psychodynamic or humanistic modalities if required. I also have some knowledge of systemic theory and CBT. With my Focusing background I find it useful to tune into the felt sense of what’s presenting and encourage my supervisees to do the same. In this way an issue can be looked at from many different angles often creating more space and the possibility of understanding and a way forward.
I see supervision as a collaborative and creative endeavour. Just like the therapeutic relationship it is based on trust, reflection and exploration.
Individual supervision sessions last 50 minutes and cost £70.
I offer some concessions to trainees and newly qualified therapists.
I offer group supervision by arrangement.
This will depend on the size of your practice and your needs, but I normally find it works well to meet at least fortnightly.