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
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
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