I have many years experience of working as a supervisor of counsellors who work in a range of settings such as GP practices, the addiction field, the voluntary sector and in private practice. I completed a supervision training at the Bath Centre for Staff Team Development in 2002.
Increasingly I appreciate the richness which comes from the integration of different approaches within counselling. I therefore frequently work with practitioners from modalities other than Gestalt where we share common values and understandings of the human condition and the issues and difficulties which clients present with.
I have supervised the manager and counsellors in a local drug and alcohol residential treatment centre for the last 12 years, supporting them with their clients in the organisation over this time.
My other specialism is the Supervision of students, having trained originally as a teacher and worked managing and teaching Counselling Training for 20 years. A Gestalt approach works particularly well in groups where a creative approach brings dynamism and energy to the process. This fits with Shohet’s 7 eyed supervisor model which emphasises process above content. Creative methods like two-chair work help supervisees to understand their clients more fully and deepen their understanding of the counselling process. It stimulates thinking, highlighting emotions and attitudes, helping at difficult times in the counselling process.
At the centre of the work is the Supervisory relationship. It is here that the nurture, replenishment and ‘magic’ of supervision occurs.
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When you feel ready, get in touch with me through one of the methods on the Contact page. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about my particular approach as a supervisor. If you ring, I have an answer phone where you can leave a confidential message and I will aim to return your call within 24 hours.