‘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)
My Style & Interests
I see supervision as a valuable opportunity for nurturing, exploration, and collaboration. The focus is on your well-being and feeling secure in your professional work. Through supervision, we can explore new perspectives on the therapeutic process, maintain professional growth and development and keep on top of issues surrounding self-care and ethical practice.
While my theoretical approach undoubtedly shapes my thinking (and I’m more than happy to share my thoughts), I value diversity within the counselling and psychotherapy community and I believe that every individual has unique strengths that are worth holding on to. I do not aim to create replicas of myself and I will not dictate how you work with your client. However, I acknowledge that directive intervention is sometimes necessary to maintain ethical standards; I want you to feel held.
If you are interested in working with me, you should also consider how compatible my humanistic-integrative lens will be with your own approach; happy to discuss this if you want to reach out for an pre-supervision initial appointment. In this first meeting we will not discuss client work, instead we will focus on getting to know each other and explore what the work we do might look like.
I have a particular interest in:
I approach supervisory relationships with a deep commitment and invest in both the relationship and the process. To maintain my motivation and level of dedication, I expect my supervisees to be equally committed. In the spirit of transparency, the following are my expectations:
My rates for 1:1 Supervision
– Initial Session (a chance to interview each other) – £45
– Concessionary rate: £45
Self-employed start-ups*; trainees whilst studying**; unpaid/low-paid volunteers
– Standard rate – £60 per session
*first year of trading; ** Level 4 or above
I expect all Clinical Supervisees to have appropriate qualifications in their chosen field or to be actively pursuing a professional qualification (for counsellors this is a minimum level 4).
Any assertions of specialisation or expertise must be supported by recognised training or qualifications or evidence that are working towards it.
Additionally, it is important that my counselling/therapy supervisees hold membership with a professional body; one that hosts a Professional Standards Authority register (such as The NCS, BACP, the ACC, UKCP, and so on).