My availability is Mondays and Fridays. I plan to resume face to face supervision sessions from September 2021 and can offer virtual sessions till then.
Please contact me for more information on availability.
About me and my therapy practice
Supervision is an essential aspect of modern mental health care and supports mental health practitioners in providing high quality clinical practice through their development.
I view supervision as a vehicle for learning through a process of professional support. My supervision sessions are aimed at enabling you to develop knowledge and competence, assume responsibility for your own practice and enhance ethical practice for your clients as well as their safety within complex situations. As your supervisor, I will encourage you to self-assess, as well as develop your analytical and reflective skills.
For me, supervision is a relationship-based education that takes place through a triadic system between the supervisor, supervisee and at the very core, the client you choose to bring. As your supervisor, I will provide a safe and containing space to enable reflection and I will facilitate a positive and productive supervisory relationship. I will contract with you to promote and model ethical boundaries, individualise your learning methods and provide, as well as encourage, feedback for effective supervision to take place.
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Clinical Supervision and a Master of Arts (MA) in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I have trained in humanistic, existential-phenomenological, psychodynamic and integrative theories and am also experienced in cognitive behavioural therapy. I hold experience working clinically with adults, children and adolescents, providing both short and long term therapy.
Knowledge of supervision models is considered fundamental to ethical supervision practice (Corey et al 2014). I draw on both integrative developmental models of supervision and models which are orientation specific, such as CBT. The models I draw on are dependant on my supervisee’s practice and objectives for supervision.
Through my supervision training, I have demonstrated effective supervision by meeting competencies that are now, most recently, expected from supervisors. I also regularly use supervision instruments to measure and evaluate competencies within my own supervisory practice in commitment of my own ongoing development as a supervisor.
Overall, I believe in working together through the supervisory relationship to enhance your professional practice, whilst encouraging and modelling honesty and openness as part of your developmental journey.
Please feel free to contact me for any further information.
My first session
Within our initial session, I will aim to:
-carry out contracting
-gain an understanding of your background and clinical practice
-gain an understanding of what supervision means to you and what you hope to achieve from supervision
-gain an understanding of your learning style and how to adapt sessions to best suit your needs as a practitioner
-address any concerns you may bring about your practice
-answer any questions you may have
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited