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Supervision

I am an OCN Accredited Supervisor and have been working in clinical practice for over 10 years in various agencies and privately.  I offer integrative supervision and work in a collaborative alliance to assist professional development.

What is supervision? 
Supervision is an essential element of a counselling or coaching practice and the BACP recommendation is one and a half hours every month or more depending on client load. 

How do I work?   
I try to create a supportive, non-judgemental, restorative space to provide you with the opportunity to reflect on your therapeutic work, receive feedback and guidance.  My fundamental approach is to encourage you to learn and gain confidence, to ensure you practice ethically so you are able to give your clients the best emotional and therapeutic support they deserve.

Who do I supervise?  
Students, trainees, experienced counsellors and other mental health practitioners.  Supervision is a process, which acknowledges that each person is unique and I am open to working with different modalities provided we both feel we are a ‘good fit’.

My usual fee for individual supervision is £40 per hour or a reduced fee of £30 for students.

The values and beliefs that underpin my supervision practice

My values and beliefs about supervision are centred on the quality of our supervisory relationship and working alliance. The values that enable me to provide a supportive relationship are mutual trust, respect, honesty, integrity, authenticity and empathy.  I aim to maintain these values consistently in order to create a safe, containing space for supervisees to be able to reflect on process, to heighten their understanding and to increase their insight. 

To provide effective supervision, I try to create a supportive, non-judgemental, restorative space that can facilitate learning.  My fundamental approach is to encourage you to gain confidence, to ensure you practice ethically so you are able to give your clients the best emotional and therapeutic support they deserve.

I also believe it is important to address issues of the power differential inherent in any supervisory relationship.   I am mindful of the balance between support and challenge and the importance of my own consultative supervision for this part of my work to ensure that I am an effective supervisor.