I offer clinical supervision to psychotherapists, counsellors and others working in the field of mental health. This can be one to one or in a small group (generally two-three persons).
The frequency of supervision sessions can be flexible and agreed to suit the needs of the supervisee. I work with trainee and qualified psychotherapists and counsellors and offer face-to-face supervision and telephone supervision.
I see supervision as a collaborative process between the supervisee and supervisor to facilitate and promote safe, ethically sound and creative practice. The supervision space is an opportunity for thinking and reflecting as well as holding a willingness to not know and not understand.
My supervision is placed within a humanistic and psychodynamic framework. Where appropriate, and useful, the supervision process can include the use of art materials and image.
I have been supervising and mentoring counsellors, psychotherapists and trainees for a number of years.
I worked as a supervisor when I was practicing as a social worker, supervising and mentoring social workers, social work trainees, volunteers and sessional workers.
I hold a certificate of clinical psychodynamic supervision and am a UKCP approved supervisor.
“Supervision has been defined as ‘thinking about thinking’, and this can mean a multitude of different and difficult situations arising in the therapeutic dialogue and demanding analysis, understanding and elucidation. It is a process of conceptualizing and consulting with another mind.” – Gertrude Mander
“Like Alice, who was transformed by her journey through the looking glass, and the strange and surprising experiences she had there, the supervisory pair or group, need to engage in a suspension of disbelief or negation of ordinary reality in order to be open to the unconscious communication from the patient and to find the object waiting to be found or created.” – Mary Thomas