If you are a student or an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist looking for a thoughtful, creative, ethical supervisor you may want to find out more about me.
What can I offer you?
I believe that I am a thoughtful and collaborative supervisor, able to bring a wealth of experience to helping you to reflect on your client work and your relationship with your clients. I try to work in a way that is comfortable for you, but also challenging and imaginative. I start from a position of trust in the practitioner and respect your training, experience, and your in-depth knowledge of your own clients.
Most of the people I work with would probably talk about supervision with me being fun but thorough. They refer to systemic, psychodynamic, narrative collaborative and solution focus therapy and practice. As in therapy, the relationship between supervisor and supervisee is all important and fostering that relationship is the key to successful supervision in my experience.
I really believe that supervision is a meeting of professionals, designed to focus on the client, but also to support and enable the practitioner. We will explore together any issues that you may wish to bring, be that around client work, personal development and self-care or work-related issues. It’s really important that practitioners feel they are not alone in their practice and I aim to be as helpful and encouraging as possible. At times this may also include respectfully drawing attention to, and challenging, aspects of a supervisee’s practice.
The supervisory relationship I offer will enable you to be authentic about yourself and your practice and will foster your on-going development and self-belief as a therapist.
While supervisees bear the primary responsibility for their own practice, I have a duty of care both to you and the service you give your clients, and so my approach is based clearly within the BACP’s Ethical Framework
I’m a principled and ethical therapist and always strive to meet the highest professional standards, an attitude I hope to model to others through my supervisory practice.
I was previously for three years a senior supervisor with TLC: Talk, Listen, Change (previously known as Relate Greater Manchester South)
In my private practice, I also supervise a range of counsellors, from students to practitioners who have decades of experience.
I am qualified by the CBACP to supervise client work with individuals, couples, families and young people.
I am a BACP-member counsellor, with experience of working with all of the above client groups, having been practising since 2003.
I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Couples Counselling and also lecture at the University of Staffordshire MA in Psychotherapy Counselling
I have a good and thorough understanding of clinical supervision and counselling from both a practical and theoretical perspectives.