Passionate supervision is at the heart of growing and developing as a counsellor. It is a critical feature of ethical practice where we are able to explore our reactions, hopes fears and concerns in a safe, supportive environment. Creatively bringing the client into the room allows exploration of ideas which may not have featured in our work to date.
I have been actively engaged in supervising social work professionals for over thirty years and qualified as a counselling supervisor in 2012. During this period my supervisees have ranged from trainees on their first placement to highly qualified experienced peers.
As a supervisor I have worked with counsellors using different methodologies. My core approach is that developed by Hawkins and Shohet (2006) to support supervisees to:
- Develop understanding and skills within the work
- Receive information and another perspective concerning one's work
- Receive both content and process feedback
- Be validated and supported both as a person and as a worker
- Ensure that as a person and worker one is not left to carry unnecessarily difficulties, problems and projections alone
- Have space to explore and express personal distress, transference or counter-transference that may be brought up by the work
- Plan and utilize their 'personal and professional' resources better
- Be pro-active rather than re-active
Supervision by appointment - Northampton Road, Market Harborough
Telephone or Skype supervision is possible where monthly face to face meetings are not viable.
1.5 Hours per month - £50