Supervision provides a framework within which theoretical, experiential and practical aspects of psychotherapy and counselling can be explored.
As a supervisor I seek to offer a safe, gently challenging, space, to think about and explore the issues that arise out of discussing thereapeutic work. A space within which you can reflect deeply and openly on the process and meaning of your client work in its context.
I seek to provide a collaborative learning environment that will support you to make use of your knowledge and strengths, attending to areas in which you might usefully develop your practice further.
I will help you to grow your professional confidence, broaden your skill set, and to equip you to help your clients.
I qualified as an Integrative Clinical Supervisor with The Minster Centr in 1997. I am on the UKCP Supervisors Directory and am a BACP accredited supervisor. I have been providing supervision both in private practice and for organisations for 25 years.
As an integrative supervisor I work with counsellors and psychotherapists who have trained in a variety of different models. I offer one-to-one and group supervision to qualified and trainee therapists from any theoretical background who are looking for a supportive and empowering relationship to explore their work with clients.
My aim for supervision is :
- to support and hold you in your work with clients
- to provide a safe place to bring your "shadow" or more vulnerable side as a therapist and counsellor
- to create a space where you feel able to develop professionally as a therapist or counsellor
- to bring my wide knowledge and experience to the benefit of the supervisory relationship
- to provide education and information if it is needed.
- gain accreditation as counsellor, psychotherapist or supervisor.
The Seven Eyed Model of Supervision
I work with The Seven Eyed Supervision Model.
The Seven-Eyed Supervision model was developed by Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet in 1985, who integrated the relational and systemic aspects of supervision in a single theoretical model. The model is relational because it focuses on the relationships between client, therapist and supervisor and systemic because it focuses on the interplay between each relationship and their context within the wider system. The model is called “seven eyed” because it focuses on seven distinct aspects of the therapeutic process.
Focussing on the client may help you become more attuned to their motivation, needs and desires in the here-and-now of the therapeutic relationship. It can be an effective way of empathising with the client – experiencing the therapeutic relationship from their
By focussing on the interventions you use with clients, you can discover hidden aspects of your therapeutic relationships.
The Client-Therapist Relationship
When you and your client sit together in a session, you create something greater than the sum of its parts: a relationship. The therapeutic relationship is created in the here-and-now by both therapist and client.
The Therapist’s Process
If you can gain awareness of your process, you may discover an invaluable information that provides an opportunity to learn much about the client, yourself and the relationship between you that was previously unknown to you.
The Therapist-Supervisor Relationship
What happens in the counselling room may be played out between therapist and supervisor subsequently. This is often called parallel process. Parallel process may also operate in reverse – the relationship between you and your client may mirror what happens outside of your awareness between you and your supervisor!
The Supervisor’s Process
One of my tasks as a supervisor is to turn my attention to my own process similarly to how you as a supervisee turn your attention to your process. Focussing on my process helps me gain insight into parallel process an can help us identify how our relationship mirrors your relationship with your client.
The Wider Context
The wider context is the current and historical background of the client-therapist-supervisor relationship and is comprised of two important types of influence.
On Line Supervision
I offer Online supervision through Skype, FaceTime or Zoom.
It is important that the working space reflects good practice in engaging within the therapeutic relationship, i.e. a lack of interruptions and distractions during the online session.
Sometimes if the signal is weak the picture is jerky, we may decide to turn the picture off and just use the audio function.
If we find that we can’t make contact, or if we lose contact during a session, I will send you an email. You can do the same. So, if we are out of touch, check your email. If the service is unavailable I will contact you by phone just to say why I am not online, then we’ll reschedule.
Your personal details such as your name, and contact numbers are kept securely and not shared with any other party in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
If we need to exchange confidential information I use Password protected documents.
Fees and Payment
My fee for online counselling supervision is £55 per hour and £83 for an hour and a half. I ask for payment in advance of the session.
Click below to view Supervision Contract.
I have provided supervision for the following:
Qualified and experienced Psychotherapists and Counsellors
Psychotherapy and Counselling trainees
Work with adults
Work within Higher Education Institutions
Bristol University Counselling Service
Various Voluntary Organisations