In 2012 I qualified with a Diploma in Person-centred Supervision from the Metanoia Institute and part of my practice involves supervising the work of other counsellors/psychotherapists.
I offer face to face supervision and have extensive experience of working with qualified therapists from a range of modalities who see both adult and child clients. I also have experience of supervising trainee or newly qualified therapists.
In addition to therapeutic supervision, for many years I have offered managerial experience in local and national third-sector organisations, both in-house and externally. This has included working with service managers and senior executives.
Sessions usually last an hour and a half and I charge £65 for a session. If you’d like to talk about working with me as a supervisee, I offer an initial free 30-minute consultation by phone or Skype.
About person-centered supervision
“The supervisor has no other concern, no other agenda than to facilitate the therapist’s ability to be open to her experience so that she can become fully present and engaged in the relationship with the client.” Elke Lambers, 2000
As a supervisor, I aim to cultivate the same person-centred values and attitudes with my supervisee as those I bring to my own client work – namely, genuineness, empathic understanding and acceptance. A therapist’s work can be challenging and I find that the best way of facilitating their practice is to model in supervision the qualities they need to actualise to bring about change with their clients.
In the supervision relationship these values and attitudes help to foster the development of trust, collaboration and growth.
Trust needs to be present between supervisor and supervisee so that openness, challenge and vulnerability can be present in the work in order better to serve the needs of the client.
The supervisory relationship also needs to be collaborative with both parties using their willingness to work together with complexity and uncertainty to produce new insights and understanding in client work.
Above all, supervision is a process that should highlight the importance of staying open to growth and development, both personally and professionally. This is the best way to ensure that the work of therapy remains vital, ethical and informed.