Clinical supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists, play therapists and others
I offer individual clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists who work with adults, young people or children, in private practice, agency or school settings and who use approaches including psychodynamic and/or integrative models and creative work such as non-directive play therapy.
Supervision is a collaborative relationship that provides you with an opportunity to reflect on your practice, so that you can offer your clients the best and most ethical service possible. It helps you think more deeply and identify unconscious interpersonal processes, gaps in experience or blind spots that practitioners at all levels experience. Supervision also helps you manage your workload and consider your own self-care.
The psychodynamic approach - object relations - underlies my thinking in my own client work and when supervising others. However, a rigorous supervision diploma training has prepared me to work with a range of modalities. I have supervised many counsellors who work integratively, or use existential, person-centred, solution-focused and other approaches with adults and young people. These have been trainee counsellors on diploma, undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes, as well as qualified, experienced counsellors and psychotherapists.
The Terapia Diploma in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling Supervision qualifies me to supervise clinicians working with adults, adolescents and children, in a range of modalities and using creative methods. The course fulfils UKCP, BACP and BAPT criteria for supervisor training. I am an Approved Supervisor for PTUK members and on Terapia's list of Affiliated Supervisors.
Having worked as a school counsellor and as Clinical Lead for a Young People's Counselling Service, I can offer supervision for anyone working in a school or with school-age people. This may also include staff working in roles where they are holding confidential information, often of a difficult, highly emotional kind.