Supervision for counsellors and other helping professionals
Taken from a supervisee's written feedback
Why have supervision?
It's essential that care workers and counsellors to have space to explore their work and the impact it is having as this can affect your clients .
Supervision offers you a support mechanism giving you space to receive the support you need to maintain your overall well-being enabling you to give quality care to your clients.
Many health and social care practitioners are isolated in the work they do and are the least likely to receive any supervision. For example, health workers are least able to reflect on their work because their agency does not place an importance on the benefits of supervision. They are the very practitioners most likely to benefit from the opportunity to have supervision as their work environment is emotionally high. There is evidence from studies related to nursing (e.g. Begat et al., 1997; Butterworth et al., 1996; Cutliffe et al., 2001) states ‘that good clinical supervision improves morale and job satisfaction and may prevent stress and burnout’.
My supervision journey
In 2004, my supervising career began when I gained a position as a supervisor for supervisee’s who provided therapeutic interventions with children and younger people who had attachment and trauma issues.
My appreciation mature steadily in the belief that the relationship with my supervisees was an important feature of good supervision alongside ensuring the client’s welfare remained the centre of the work.
I gained a Certificate in Supervision Skills and then I have gone on to gain a Diploma in Clinical Supervision which has given me an appreciation of the supervision methodologies, theoretical approaches and ethical framework that now underpin my supervision practise.
I’m a member of BACP and have an enhanced DBS.
I’m experienced in supervising therapist and professionals in private practise who work from different theoretical approaches. Some of them work for Health and Social Care which includes GP practices, therapists working with adults, children and young people, college and school counsellors and students.
My supervision approach
I use a relational model in my counselling and supervision as this is the model that I was trained in and it's integrative which means it draws on a number of approaches. Alongside this, I use “ The Seven-eyed Model” , this model was developed by Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet (1989).
I believe that creating a relationship and an environment that supports you to be authentic and open whilst exploring your clients work is essential in ensuring that you have the right support so you can best support your client's in their journey.
Here's my mission statement
I provide face to face supervision in Chew Valley South Bristol (BS39) and group supervision in two locations, Midsomer Norton and Keynsham, Bristol .
I am willing to set up further groups supervision in other areas .
I believe supervision is an essential element in providing good quality counselling so I support the idea that affordable supervision should be available to all counsellors.
My fee is £30-£40 per hour .
Group supervision is divided between the group members which is £35 per hour plus the room fee.
For more information please email me