Clinical Supervision

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail”                             – Abraham Maslow

Good supervision is the touchstone of the work we do as counsellors and psychotherapists. Therapist and author Petruska Clarkson famously quoted that it provided a space where the therapy can breathe. Supervision is multi-dimensional and affords you a setting where you can review and reflect on your clinical work, explore areas of concern, share ideas and new ways of thinking, apply theory to practice, develop your self awareness and most importantly, serve as a reminder to both supervisor and supervisee that ethics is at the heart of the work we do – and everything we do is always in service of the client.

I offer supportive and collaborative supervision to both qualified practitioners and student counsellors who are developing their practice. Using the Seven Eyed Model as developed by Hawkins and Shohet, we will explore and focus on the relationships between the client, therapist and supervisor and take into consideration the inter-play between these relationships as well as the impact from external factors and our understanding of the wider context. We will also use Proctor’s Supervisory Alliance Model as a framework to review the normative, formative and restorative aspects or requirements of your clinical practice.

The BACP currently advises that supervisees access Clinical Supervision for 1:5 hours per calendar month. If your case-load increases, or is large, this needs to be reflected in the amount of supervision you have.

I have a Certificate in Clinical Supervision from the British Psychological Society and also an Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision including On-line and Telephone Working, mapped to the BACP supervision competence framework, the National Counselling Society (NCS) Good Practice Guide for Supervision and the Association for Counselling and Therapy On-line (ACTO) supervision competencies.

This means I have the training required to work professionally and safely with supervisees in both face-to-face and on-line settings – using either the Zoom platform or the telephone.

Finding a supervisor that is the ‘right fit’ for you is essential. With that in mind, I offer all potential supervisees a no-fee appointment where you can meet me, get an idea of how I work, discuss your supervisory needs or ask any questions you may have.

I look forward to hearing from you!