"Supervision is essential to how practitioners sustain good practice throughout their working life.
Supervision provides practitioners with regular and ongoing opportunities to reflect in depth about
all aspects of their practice in order to work as effectively, safely and ethically as possible.
Supervision also sustains the personal resourcefulness required to undertake the work."
I hold an Iron Mill Diploma in Supervision and have 16 years of experience of providing therapy within the NHS to groups and individuals with mental health problems. I have also provided Counselling for 14 years, working for MIND as a Volunteer, as well as for companies and privately, this has given me a great breadth of experience in working with people.
Over the years I have come to value Supervision as a rich resource that adds relational depth to my practice and is essential to gaining a fuller comprehension of what may be occurring on both conscious and unconscious levels within my contact with clients. I seek to provide a reflective alliance that can help to bring clarity and understanding to conflicting feelings, attitudes and conflicts that can arise within our work with clients. My approach is Humanistic /Integrative, valuing very much Person Centered as well as Gestalt, Jungian, Transactional Analysis and Transpersonal approaches.
What I offer:
A safe space to address client's needs.
Creative approaches using objects, puppets, figurines, crayons, drawings and a variety of other methods that allow the unconscious freedom of expression.
An open supervisory relationship where honesty is valued to monitor safeguarding and ethical issues.
A working framework in which to hold supervision sessions.
Opportunities to reflect on the development and growth of supervisee, to ensure the clinical accountability of the supervisee.
Give constructive feedback and provision for development of alternative approaches
Take supervisory notes and keep confidentially.
Practice in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework.
To work in line with GDPR data protection guidelines.
The Seven Eyed Model of Supervision:
Understanding models of supervision can help us get the best out of our supervision, informing what we take to our supervisor. The ‘seven eyes’ refer to seven different ways of looking at the client presentation and related relationships.
They explore our perception around the following:
1. The client
2. The supervisee’s interventions
3. The client– supervisee relationship
4. The supervisee’s own experiences
5. The supervisor – supervisee relationship
6. The supervisor’s own reflections
7. The wider context