What is Supervision?

Supervision is described by Sally Despenser (2011) in the BACP factsheet as being a formal arrangement for therapists to discuss their work regularly with someone who is experienced in both therapy and supervision. The supervisors goal is to do whatever seems most likely to send the person away more informed, skilled and encouraged than when she was when she came in (Houston 1990 p 12) .
Included in the Ethical Framework of the British Association of Counselling for therapists is the requirement to have a regular formal supervision support for their clinical practice.

My Model of Supervision
I have been practising as a supervisor since 1997, when I began my supervisor training within Relate. Throughout this time and to date I have supervised a team of counsellors, working with couples, families, young people and children. Their work has been based in a variety of settings and outposts, schools, family centres and child and adolescent mental health clinics. In 2008 I completed an additional diploma in group and individual supervision. This training was delivered by Cascade they present a model of supervision initially formulated by Bridget Proctor. Using the theories of Hawkins and Shohet and incorporating creative techniques into the supervision arena.

My clinical training included Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, Systemic and Personal Centred. I integrate all of these into my supervision practice. My growing interest is in the importance of drawing attention to the restorative aspects supervision. If you are looking for a supervisor and would like to discuss this further please call or email me.

Supervision costs are 45 or 45Euro per hour:
Face to face individual or group
Face time