Supervision training and qualifications
I am a qualified supervisor (OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision) and have provided clinical supervision to a range of different professionals for many years.
I am passionate about the need for good quality supervision and feel strongly about supervisors being adequately qualified. My qualification in supervision is based upon the 7-eyed model by Hawkins & Shohet which considers the relationship between client and counsellor, emotional responses to the client, the counsellor’s own process and interventions. I also draw from the CLEAR Supervision model by Peter Hawkins.
Supervision for counsellors
I feel very passionate about the importance of good supervision for counsellors and feel fortunate to have benefitted greatly from some excellent supervision over the years from my own supervisor. I believe that this has helped me to develop my own supervision style and to ensure that my supervisees benefit from each supervision session that they attend.
I consider my supervision to be very relational in approach and my intention is to provide the conditions for counsellors to reflect upon their work with clients in a non-judgemental, supportive and learning environment.
Informed by my Integrative approach as a counsellor, I offer individuals a model of supervision that is collaborative and where they can feel safe enough to explore their work with clients, examining their own process and reflect upon their thoughts, feelings, interventions and impact of the work.
My belief is that supervision should provide a space for learning and personal development ensuring that ethical practice is embedded both for supervisees and the clients they are working with.
Supervision for other professions
I have also provided supervision for a range of other professionals for many years including those working within the NHS and 3rd sector organisations.
I currently provide monthly supervision for professionals including nurses, AHP's, Doctors and Directors of services.
My belief is that all professionals can benefit from utilising clinical supervision and find that senior managers within the 'helping professions' find supervision very beneficial.