Supervision

I am a Senior Accredited Supervisor with the BACP. I offer individual and group supervision that is relevant to the counsellors’ level of experience and development. 


I believe that a counsellors' capacity to meet client needs is enhanced by their own personal growth and professional development. Supervision involves supporting and facilitating counsellors in their development and in their work with clients. 

Collaborative model of supervision 
Collaborative supervision is about supervisor and supervisee exploring supervisory material together. This is a joint process and it is understood that each person has something important to bring to the enquiry, for example professional experience, life experience, intuition, cognitive understanding, knowledge, wisdom and relationship with the client.  
Collaborative supervision is most effective when there is a trusting, warm and respectful relationship between supervisor and supervisee.

Areas that are explored in supervision include:
The therapy relationship between counsellor and client
Meeting the client's needs
Ethical issues
The supervisee's personal and professional development.

What do we talk about during Supervision Sessions?
Supervisees talk about what happened during counselling sessions and we explore any area that seems to be important or significant.

We work with anything that is blocking a supervisee from being fully present   with clients and from being accepting, empathic and genuine. For example the supervisees' personal issues.

We look at therapeutic responses and interventions, what to say and whether or not to take a risk.

We explore theoretical understandings and link theory to practice.

We ensure that the supervisee is working ethically and meeting client needs, refering to the BACP Code of Ethics as necessary. 

 Dilemmas can occur and we carefully consider what is most helpful for clients 
and what is ethical in these situations.

I supervise individuals and groups, including trainees and experienced counsellors.

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