What is my approach?
I approach supervision from a psychodynamic and group analytic perspective thinking about the interplay between the presenting problem, the client’s history and circumstances and the counsellor’s contribution.
In group supervision I encourage an atmosphere of mutual respect, learning and encouragement.
What does this mean in practice?
Supervision plays to my strengths. I like working with people to learn new things and solve tricky dilemmas. I have the capacity to take in the complexity of the situation and find simple ways to reframe difficulties and work through them.
I am an active supervisor and I am willing to share my experience with supervisees. Career development is part of supervision.
Clearly having started supervising in the 1970s I have encountered most problems before but I am still thinking about the particular projective processes in play in the work the supervisee brings.
This may be work for an agency, their work with individual clients or analytic groups they conduct.
I have supervised work carried out in the NHS, GP practices, Forensic work and the prison service, Relate and marriage guidance, eating disorder clinics, young adult services, the elderly services, crisis units, drug and alcohol units, therapeutic communities, counselling services and private practice.
What are my accreditations?
The British Association for Counselling accredits me for Counsellors and Psychotherapists as a supervisor working with supervisees individually and in supervision groups.
I am an approved supervisor for the Institute of Group Analysis and supervise on their courses. I currently teach and supervise on the IGA course training supervisors.
If you would like to explore supervision with me please email. Click here for contact details. Fees start from £75.