Whether you are a private counsellor or therapeutic practitioner, or a service manager battling with cultural changes from cuts and reorganization, I can support you in providing the best possible services for your clients. From exploring the spaces between you, the practitioner, and your client base, through to systemic understanding of the environment in which your work takes place. Clinical supervision ensures practitioners and service providers are credible, safe, ethical and professional.
As an integrative/relational supervisor my approach includes models of supervision that are drawn from a wide range of therapeutic disciplines: The 7 Eyed Model (Hawkins and Shohet), The cyclical Model (Page & Woskett) and Developmental Supervision (Stoltenberg & Dilworth). I see the supervisory relationship as one built upon our mutual understanding of goals and tasks within a strong bond of trust and respect. I adhere to the BACP ethical framework
“We shall design this working alliance together”
Sessions are facilitative, interactive and supportive, creating a safe environment for personal and professional disclosures. Sessions are structured according to supervisees’ developmental level, and presenting client issues. Sessions are tailored to supervisees’ individual situations and needs, such as theoretical orientation, work context and learning style. Sessions aim to provide a ‘space for thinking’, enabling insight and creativity.
Supervisees are encouraged to express their emotions and to be reflective, whilst acknowledging and validating their worth, values and strengths. Supervisees are empowered by clear, constructive feedback and are encouraged to take an active role in sessions and increasing responsibility for their professional practice and development. Regular two-way feedback is encouraged and supervisory relationship issues are openly addressed and professional and ethical boundaries adhered to.
“Possible Selves and Career Transition: It’s Who You Want to Be, Not What You Want to Do.”
Plimmer & Schmidt