Supervision

I offer a warm, friendly and professional Person Centred/Integrative counselling supervision for counsellors, therapists and other helping professionals within the Stroud/Gloucestershire area.  I offer flexibility to meet the most demanding of schedules, offering sessions during the daytime, evenings or via Skype and Face Time where appropriate.

The supervision I offer is a structured process of regular professional support that aims to promote your continuous personal and professional development through discussion and reflection. It is of huge importance that you feel comfortable and secure in your supervision arrangements and I pride myself in fostering a nurturing and holding environment for the supervisees I work alongside,  no matter what your experience levels are.

My Supervision training provides me with a good working knowledge of the main models of supervision.  I am able to draw upon my knowledge and understanding of these models to ensure that we are able to decide together which approach (or blend of approaches) will best suit your particular needs,  re-contracting at regular intervals to keep in line with your development as a practitioner.

Essentially, the supervision I offer has three overlapping functions: supportive, formative, and normative. For example, helping you to reflect on what happened in a particular session with a client is in part a mutual monitoring of your practice. Talking about your work is also supportive as working with people who need help involves ‘emotional labour’. Supervision therefore offers you the opportunity to offload in complete confidence; it has been compared to ‘pithead time’, the opportunity for miners to wash off the grime from the working day, so that they do not bring it home!

I see supervision as a collaborative process in which I facilitate you to reflect on your work and thus develop a ‘super’-vision. As a professional person you have the responsibility for your own practice. Therefore, instead of telling you what to do, I help you reflect on all aspects of your work, thus enabling you to learn from your experience and work ethically, safely and effectively. Any actions that need to be taken may be discussed and reflected on together.

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