I offer supervision for counsellors, therapists and other professionals in both the private and voluntary sector.
All professional therapists will ensure that they receive ongoing supervision of their practice. Therapists are accountable for their own working practice – the role of supervision is to provide a structure to allow the therapist to reflect on their clinical work and their own ongoing personal and professional development.
Supervisor do not act to direct therapists. The work “supervision” literally means having an overview. By having an opportunity to reflect on your work allows you to learn from your experiences and ensure that you are a practising safely and ethically – in line with the Code of Conduct and Ethics of your professional body.
Supervision is a structured process of regular professional support that aims to promote your continuous personal and professional development through discussion and reflection.
Supervision sessions can be offered on an individual basis or in groups. The length of the session will be negotiated beforehand. It is important to ensure that you are meeting the requirements of your professional body. It is your respectability to ensure that you have prepared for the session.
I regularly run specialist supervision groups for therapists working with people with eating disorders.
My supervision practice is informed by the Cyclical Model of Supervision (Page and Wosket) and the Seven Eyed Model (Hawkins and Shohet) – the former providing a structure to each session and the latter a range of perspectives to explore your work.
Sessions cost £50 each and are available face to face or online.