As a BACP Accredited Supervisor, I supervise qualified and experienced counsellors as well as student counsellors who are taking an important step by putting learnt theory into practice in our profession.
As a counsellor and psychotherapist I work from an integrative framework and believe that it is the quality of the relationship alongside the skill of the counsellor which allows change to happen in clients. For this reason the relationship is also important in Supervision and so is a safe place where a counsellor or psychotherapist can share and reflect on their work. The quality of the supervisory relationship should enable a supervisee to reflect on both the content and the process of their work, to be proactive rather than reactive and to plan and utilise personal and professional resources to support clinical work with clients.
Supervision offers the opportunity to be validated and supported both as a person and as a therapist and provides space to ensure that you are not left to carry unnecessary difficulties, problems and projections alone. My aim is for supervisees to leave a session feeling encouraged, enabled and energised with new ideas for their work with clients.
As a Senior Accredited Supervisor and Counsellor and Psychotherapist I am bound by the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists Code of Ethics and work within the Guidelines of Good Practice Framework.