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‘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 a ‘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 the possibility of working together.

I have a particular interest in:

  • Ecotherapy / Nature-based therapies
  • Existential ways of working
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Supporting trainee/newly qualified and returning counsellors

My expectations

I approach supervisory relationships with an intentional commitment and I invest in both the relationship and the process. I expect my supervisees to be equally committed and so in the spirit of transparency, the following are my expectations:

  • We view our sessions as a rich opportunity to grow, develop and explore as professionals.
  • Self-care routines are valued and integrated into the supervision.
  • I consider all therapeutic work to be informed by a theoretical framework, whether that be directly applied as intervention and technique or it manifesting in more subltle and nuanced ways. Either way, I anticipate discussion that links your clinical choices to theory.
  • There is a shared willingness to be honest with each other and to explore how we as individuals, are contributing to the supervisory process.
  • The work that we do in supervision is respectful of the people we work with, non-pathologising and it reflects the ethical standards of the profession at all times.
  • I expect all my supervisees to be sufficiently qualified/trained in any claimed specialism (eg. Outdoor therapy; sandtray work; online therapy).

My rates for 1:1 Supervision

Initial Session: I offer a free informal chat via online video or in-person, to explore the possibility of working together (up to 60 minutes)

Concessionary rate: £50

Self-employed start-ups (first year of trading); trainees whilst studying (Level 4 or above); unpaid/low-paid volunteers

Standard rate – £75 per session

My fees are subject to annual review

Requirements & limitations

I require all Clinical Supervisees to have appropriate qualifications or to be actively pursuing one (for counsellors this is a minimum level 4).

Any assertions of specialisation or expertise must be supported by recognised training, qualifications or evidence that you are working towards it.

I require that my supervisees hold membership with a professional body. I recognise PSA registrars (such as The NCPS, BACP, the ACC, UKCP, and so on).

I cannot supervise work with: C&YP; Couples; Eating Disorders or other specialist areas for which I do not hold a qualification.