‘Supervision is a working alliance between two professionals where supervisees offer an account of their work, reflect on it, receive feedback, and receive guidance if appropriate. The object of this alliance is to enable the worker to gain in ethical competency, confidence, and creativity as to give the best possible services to clients’.(Inskipp and Proctor, 2001,)
I view supervision as opportunity for nurture, exploration, and collaboration. Supervision is about you, about your wellbeing, and you feeling safe in your work. It is about exploring new ways of unedrstanding the therapeutic process, it is about growing and developing as a professional, and it is about working together. Pooling our resources supports growth and ensures that you, as a practitioner, are representing the profession in the best possible light.
Naturally, my own theoretical approach influences my thinking, however, I am fascinated by the multitude of approaches within the Counselling community and highly value the individuality of my peers. I have no intention of cloning myself and do not believe that homogenisation benefits the future of counselling and psychotherapy practice; that said, there are occasions when the work will need to be more directive in order to maintain ethical integrity.
I am an approved supervisor with the National Counselling Society.
My rates for 1:1 Supervision
- Initial Session (a chance to interview me) – £30
- Trainee rate – £30 per session for the duration of training
- General rate – £45 per session
I require all Clinical Supervisees to be suitably qualified in their field (or working towards a professional qualification) and to be a current member of a professional body that holds a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. Such as, but not limited to: the NCS, BACP, the ACC, etc.
As standard, I require evidence of this in our first session.