I am a qualified Supervisor and have 7 years' experience working with Counsellors at different levels and in different contexts. I offer supervision to counsellors in training and have had experience working with counsellors going through accreditation. Though I am person-centred in my approach I have also worked with Integrative counsellors, as I have a good grasp of theory and practice in other models through comparative work done in training and also through Continuing professional development. I have worked with Supervisees working in generic counselling agencies in the Midlands, private practice, the NHS, University counselling, in an agency supporting those who have recently received a difficult health diagnosis, and a women's centre.
I also have experience supervising listeners and befrienders in organisations that offer support at that level.
The model I work with generally, though I am flexible, is the reflective practitioner process model, first put forward by Hawkins and Shohet*, named by them as the 7 eyed Process model of Supervision. (see above) The characteristics of this model are that it is relational, is relevant to a range of contexts and levels of experience, relies on the insights of both supervisee and supervisor, increases psychological insight and includes acknowledgement of unconscious processes, learning can happen at any point, it increases competence and further professional development and makes room for review of effectiveness, safety and ethical working.
I am also available to offer pastoral supervision to anyone who works within a faith context and would like a regular space to look at their work. This could be anyone working as a pastoral worker, church leader, assistant in any capacity etc.
Please do contact me to talk about your needs and requirements in Supervision. I always offer a first, no-obligation, free session for us to meet and see if we are a good match to work together.
From 1 January 2017 my fee is £45 per hour.
*Hawkins P and Shohet R (2000) Supervision is the Helping professions. Oxford OUP