‘Supervision is a working alliance between two professionals where supervisees offer an account of their work, reflect on it, receive feedback, and receive guidance if appropriate. The object of this alliance is to enable the worker to gain in ethical competency, confidence, and creativity as to give the best possible services to clients’.

(Inskipp and Proctor, 2001)

I view supervision as an opportunity for nurture, exploration, and collaboration. Supervision is about you, about your wellbeing, and your feeling safe in your work. It is about exploring new ways of understanding the therapeutic process, it is about growing and developing as a professional, and it is about working together. Pooling our resources supports growth and ensures that you, as a practitioner, are representing the profession in the best possible light.

Naturally, my own theoretical approach influences my thinking, however, I am fascinated by the multitude of approaches within the Counselling and Psychotherapy community and highly value the individuality of my peers. I have no intention of cloning myself and do not believe that homogenisation benefits the future of counselling and psychotherapy practice; that said, there are occasions when the work will need to be more directive in order to maintain ethical integrity.

The most important thing that I look for in a supervisee is a willingness to discuss that way that they, as an individual, feature in the work that they do with clients. I try to avoid the trap of focusing on narrative accounts (only talking about the client’s world) at the expense of the reflective depth and learning gained by considering the ‘thing’ that exists between you both.

I am an approved supervisor with the National Counselling Society.

My rates for 1:1 Supervision

  • Initial Session (a chance to interview me) – £45
  • Concessionary rate (self-employed start-ups*; trainees; low/no paid volunteers) – £45
  • Standard rate – £60 per session

Please note

I require all Clinical Supervisees to be suitably qualified in their field or working towards a professional qualification, including specialisms.

I also require my supervisees to hold membership with a professional body that hosts a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, such as but not limited to: the NCS, BACP, the ACC, etc. (a full list can be found here)

As standard, I require evidence of this in our first session.