A consultative supervisory relationship contributes to your personal and professional development to enhance theoretical knowledge, skills competence and learning, widening the scope of your client work. A skilful facilitator with experience in many modalities of therapy and supervision including mentoring for practitioners working for organisations, in private practice, in training going for accreditation or complaints processes. Support to meet ethical requirements of regular supervision from a suitably qualiﬁed professional. This is essential for the maintenance of membership and registration with BACP, UKCP and the Professional Standards Authority. A safe and confidential space to deal with issues of public safety, accountability, responsibility, performance and quality control. Supervision can limit practitioners’ risks of clients’ complaints, litigation and sanctions, therefore, it is essential.
There are different definitions for what supervision entails, and the focus on deciding when it is appropriate and understanding what role the supervisor has can vary – particularly in the ﬁeld of counselling and psychotherapy. It is wise to take expert advice from the outset before planning your training and supervision as an individual or as an organisation with team members, especially as supervision often has a key part to play in accreditation processes, and also remaining compliant with main registration bodies.
Q: How do you deﬁne ‘supervision’ in the context of training? A: Generally supervision is a contractual agreement between practitioners for the purpose of supporting, evaluating and developing professional practice and safety. Q: What does supervision usual involve? A: Supervision is a structured process with clearly deﬁned aims and benchmarks, and the practitioner is able to constructively reﬂect on your practise. A supervisor maximises the practitioner’s performance through supervision. Central to the process of supervision is primarily the therapeutic relationship between client, counsellor and supervisor.
Q:Where will it take place? A: Supervision may take place in person, via telephone or video conferencing on secure platform. The choice is yours.
Individual Counselling Feel like you’re not ﬁtting in somehow? Need to rebuild self-esteem and ﬁnd your place in the world? One to one counselling, with me, in person or online may help you find solutions to problems that may seem insurmountable, in a safe and relaxed environment. You can feel confident opening up about your thought and emotions without fear of judgement or criticism. I will listen and guide you with the warmth, patience and kindness you need and deserve.
Couple Counselling I use the word ‘couple’ to describe a trusting relationship that includes intimacy. Couples can experience loss of affection, care, intimacy and closeness in their relationship. I can help you both rediscover each other and teach you practical ways to respond to each other’s needs, desires and vulnerability, feelings of disappointment, frustration, and insecurity. Our couple’s session will aim to resolve your issues calmly and constructively to achieve a resolution that is beneficial to both partners. Together we can work through your challenges to help make living together – or living apart – work for both of you.
Family Counselling I use the word family to describe people of all ages and gender who care about each other that includes parents, children, grandparents, uncles, aunts, friends, neighbours, carers and partners. I can help your family to open up about the challenges they are facing;
- Respect and clarify each person’s beliefs, views and help them have a better understanding of each other.
- Talk about each person’s hopes, needs and goals in a way that keeps their important relationships connected.
- Guiding family members towards understanding how to communicate in a way that keeps their important relationships connected within a safe, peaceful and supportive atmosphere.