supervision for counsellors, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists
I qualified in the supervision of counselling in 1994 following completion of the Cambridge University Certificate in the Supervision of Counselling, equivalent to contemporary diplomas. Since then I have had a constant stream of many satisfied supervisees.
Many have stayed in supervision with me for a number of years, and many have progressed from student counsellors on to successful private practice and BACP accreditation. My various supervisees have worked as Primary Care counsellors for GP surgeries, bereavement counsellors (Cruse), drug and alcohol agencies, prisons, with refugees and asylum seekers, in counselling agencies receiving GP referrals, working for Employee Assistance Progammes, and counsellors in schools and in succesful private practice.
My supervision approach is Integrative especially Person-Centred and Psychodynamic with knowledge of CBT interventions, Gestalt techniques, Body Oriented therapy approaches.
I also supervise hypnotherapists/psychotherapists drawing from more than 23 years experience skillfully integrating Hypnotherapy with Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I keep an awareness of the Parallel Process in supervision...the transference and countertransference which can emerge in supervision and which intuitively informs the relationship between the counsellor and client. I work with the supervisee when it seems that the supervisee's personal issues are clouding his/her interventions and reactions to the client.
My long, wide ranging experience has contributed to the practical wisdom I offer, enabling a sensitive awareness of the therapeutic relationship and to the client’s individual needs.
My supervisees have reported feeling safe, accepted, positively challenged at times and appropriately affirmed in their work.
I offer my supervision and counselling services to those working in the caring professions where both counselling skills are employed and emotional support is needed. This may include nurses, paramedics, doctors, health visitors, occupational therapists, social workers, teachers, alternative therapists, those working in personnel departments, nursing homes, probation, prisons, police, victim support and many more voluntary organisations and charities.