Clinical Supervision and mentoring sessions are available for anyone working within a helping profession (whether qualified or in training). I have supervised/mentored counsellors, psychotherapists, coaches, health professionals, carers, teachers and complementary therapists.
I offer the following types of clinical supervision:
- Group (minimum 4, maximum 6 people)
- Adhoc (emergency)
- Indoor (in clinic practice)
- Outdoor (in local woodland or by the sea)
What is Supervision?
“Supervision is a valuable way of “checking in” with a more experienced
practitioner thus supporting and ensuring counsellors stay grounded,
maintain professional and ethical boundaries, develop their knowledge, both
theoretically and practically, as well as focus on self-care to avoid “burnout”.
(Source: National Counselling Society)
My Supervision Approach
I describe myself as an integrative-humanistic therapist, and my clinical supervision framework is underpinned by the person-centred core conditions of empathy, acceptance and congruence. My aim is to facilitate reflective practice, learning and professional growth by creating a therapeutic climate in which each supervisee feels understood, supported and challenged. At times I may provide information and direction in the interest of safe practice and the well-being of the supervisee, their clients, other individuals, and the organisation(s) in which they practice.
I strive to create a professional working alliance which is mutually respectful, accountable, and conditionally confidential. My primary purpose is to support the supervisee, which is fundamental to the provision of safe, ethical and competent practice.
At the initial session we will discuss what style and precisely how much supervision is appropriate depending on each supervisee’s needs. As a guideline, most professional organisations recommend 1.5 hours of supervision per month for therapists who are in full-time practice. However, a therapist’s experience and their client base may affect how much supervision is required.
I follow an integrative approach to supervision, incorporating the 7-eyed process model from Hawkins and Shohet and the developmental approach of Stoltenberg and Delworth. My style is supportive, purposeful, creative, and respectfully challenging, and aligns with the BACP defined tasks of supervision i.e., managerial/informative, educational/formative and supportive/restorative.
A typical supervision session has three elements:
Overview of your practice – who are you working with and how is it going
Case presentation – the client, your best plan, where to go next, impact on you
Development – knowledge, skills, guidance, and support to develop your practice
My aim is to help you gain a deeper understanding of your clients, review the impact of your chosen interventions, explore the relational dynamics of your client/therapist interactions, and help you develop your own therapeutic style.
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and an Advanced Specialist Diploma in Supervision, and have completed training in online counselling, group work and eco-psychology (ecotherapy). I am also an INLPTA certified NLP Practitioner and Life Coach, an Advanced EFT Practitioner, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, and a Breath Coach. This broad spectrum of modalities brings even greater depth and variety to my supervision approach which will further enrich and supports the collaborative work we undertake together.
To maintain professional standards and to ensure I am offering my supervisees the best possible service, I discuss cases anonymously during my own formal supervision of supervision.
Individual sessions can be 60 or 90 minutes long, depending on supervision needs.
Group supervision sessions are 2 hours long and numbers are kept small to ensure maximum sharing and support.
Sessions are available at my therapy room in the Kingsbridge Age Concern Centre, or at an agreed suitable outdoor location. Alternatively, sessions can take place online or by phone.
Please note. Outdoor locations may incur an additional charge of 45p/mile if they are located more than 5 miles from the clinical practice in Kingsbridge.
Individual Supervision: (qualified therapists)
- £45 per 60-minute session
- £60 per 90-minute session
Individual Supervision: (trainees and qualified therapists in the first 6 months of private practice)
- £35 per 60-minute session
- £50 per 90-minute session
Fees include administration and out of hours telephone support.
Group Supervision: (indoors)
- In-centre /online: £40 per 2.5 hour session (Participants: 4-6)
(With 4 participants this can be counted as 1 hour of supervision for BACP/NCS requirements)
Seasonal Group Supervision: (outdoors)
- £50 per session or £160 for all 4 sessions (Participants: 4-6)
One-Day Supervision Intensive
- £70 for 6 hours (Participants: 4-6)