Supervision for Counsellors & Other Care Professionals
I have been supervising counsellors and complementary therapists since 2005, both individually and in groups. This has included providing supervision to people in private practice, the NHS (both hospital and GP settings), colleges, and the voluntary sector. Some supervisees are in training or newly qualified, whilst others are themselves experienced practitioners with whom I work in a more collegial way. In addition to general counselling issues I have particular expertise around life limiting illness such as cancer, bereavement and loss, work issues, and mindfulness.
Initially I trained in Psychosynthesis counselling, and since that time have added much to my raft of knowledge in the intervening 15 years. This includes an interest in attachment theory, Stroebe and Schut's "Dual Model of Coping with Bereavement", and mindfulness. My supervision training and approach is integrative and relational, and focused on work with adults. I have run workshops on Bereavement, Breaking Bad News, Dealing with Challenging People, and Self Care within the NHS, and been a student tutor for Psychosynthesis counselling trainees. I recently had an article published in Therapy Today (December 2015) on the subject of boundary setting within counselling services in NHS hospitals.
If you are working towards accreditation, or have perhaps been fully qualified for some time but are looking for a new supervisor, please feel free to make contact.
Complementary Therapists & Those Working in the Caring Professions
Many people who work in the caring professions - doctors, nurses, masseurs & aromatherapists, teachers etc - find independent supervision or reflective practice invaluable for managing job stress, ethical dilemmas, and developing good practice. Whilst it may not be a professional requirement, my experience with complementary therapists, teachers and nurses is that once experienced they find supervision really supports them in their work.
If you are curious and would like to find out more, please feel free to contact me.
Fees per 50 minute session are £50.