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— Supervision —
A brief exploration of what supervision is, and what to expect from working with me
Counselling supervision is a version of talking therapy for counsellors. It is a safe space to confidentially discuss anonymised client work in order to support the supervisee in their practice, and therefore best help their clients.
It allows time to talk about how the work connects with the counsellor and their background, keeping a direct focus on any process and transference/counter-transference which may be playing out in the therapy room.
Supervision is not a place for being critiqued, patronised or undermined; but one of boundaried professionalism, which combines the teaching, encouraging, nurturing and safeguarding of the supervisee; and as such, their clients.
Supervision with me
I believe ‘relationship’ to be at the core of all my therapeutic work; and I therefore use Petruska Clarkson’s Five Phases of a Relationship (1995) as a model for good practice. I also follow the supervisory ‘seven-eyed’ model in my practice, where relationship and process is looked at from several different perspectives. This will hopefully bring a broad spectrum of insight for the supervisee.
I mainly practice with discussion, however I also use more creative methods in the work and draw from my theoretical background of Psychodynamic, CBT and Person-Centred integration; together with some insights explored through TA, Gestalt and Group analysis.
I am happy to work with individuals, or in a group setting with four members maximum
For individual supervision my fee is £70 for 1.5hr (BACP minimum monthly supervision requirement), however a concession rate will be considered for students. For monthly group supervision, my fee is £35 per group member - 1.5hr for 2-3 members, 2hr for 4 members.
Experience & Qualifications
CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Counselling Supervision with ICT Bedford.
Gestalt Center group facilitation certificate in working with groups in therapy and supervision.
BTT Certificate in Working with groups; facilitation and training.
Dual relationship ethical boundaries
I am able to enter into a supervisory relationship with students I have taught once they are no longer in a teaching relationship with me. This may be subject to discussion and agreement by the relevant tutor team, to ensure that appropriate boundaries are maintained.
Supervision working hours
If you would be interested in working with me, please contact me to check availability. Sessions will either be held at Banbury Therapy Centre, or in my home office.