I believe that supervision is about balancing support with challenge. As supervisor and supervisee we collaborate to create a space in which reflection and learning can take place. That involves a mindful dialogue between equals and it works best if we bring our whole selves – intellect and emotion. My objective is to help you to develop and offer the best of yourself in your work with your clients.
I first worked as a supervisor in 2009 for CRUSE Bereavement Care (4 years) and also for Mind in Bristol (4 years). I now have my own supervision practice in Cardiff. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Relational Supervision accredited by the NCS. I also lectured on the City of Bristol/Bristol University Foundation Degree in Counselling for 4 years and hold a PGCert in Learning and Skills.
I work from the assumption that supervision is a process which is not linked to any particular way of doing therapy. I see my role as a facilitator and supporter, building on the basis of a sound supervisory relationship. However I do specialise in two approaches in my counselling and psychotherapy: Emotion-Focused Therapy (person-centred/humanistic) and ACT (a third wave CBT) practice. So I can offer particular support in those areas. In particular I organise two ACT peer learning groups in Bristol and South Wales.
Please get in touch if you want to know more.