I see supervision as a shared responsibility and a collaborative activity. I respect the theoretical orientation in which you work.
As your supervisor my primary responsibility is to ensure your client’s safety. However, I envisage my care for you and my responsibility to you, as my supervisee, following only a ‘hair’s breadth’ behind.
My model of supervision
My supervision has four main tasks. Together, we share the responsibility of your:
- work with clients who may be challenging or in distress in a counselling process which can, at times, be confusing.
- skill, knowledge and understanding development
- maintaining your well-being through supporting you to express your feelings such as lament or frustration, to ‘let off steam’, laugh and to speak the unspeakable or the outrageous
- practising safely and ethically
My model of supervision focuses equally on
- our supervisory relationship (what is happening between us, ensuring our continuous working alliance)
- and our supervisory task (your ‘what I want from supervision’ contract with me)
and focuses on three levels:
1. the story of your work with your client and how you are responding to it
2. what is happening between you and me in the here and now as a result of discussing your client
3. the social context in which your counselling is taking place (discussing organisational, cultural, political influences)
I have been a supervisor for ten years. I began as a supervisor for a group of counsellors working for a Womens Refuge.
More recently I have supervised counsellors working within a statutory agency who counsel young people.
I supervise trainees in a course setting and have a private supervisionpractice. I have a MSc in Counselling Training and Supervision ( University of Bristol 2005).
- £49.50 for 45 minutes
- £65.00 for 60 minutes
- £82.50 for 75 minutes