Supervision 

I offer supervison to qualified and student counsellors in placement on a monthly basis.  I am able to work individually or with 2 or more supervisees (see BACP recommendation for time allocation) I also offer supervisory supervision for counselling supervisors and supervision for those facilitating psychoeducation and group therapy. . 

 

I have worked as a counsellor and supervisor for 19 years in Primary care and college settings and as a college lecturer coordinating the Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling and MA/Diploma in Education (counselling).  I have been involved in supervision throughout this time.  Firstly, in my work as a practice counsellor at Beech House Surgery Denbigh. I supervised student counsellors in placement.  As a lecturer in Counselling I have been involved in facilitating supervision groups as part of the course. I have been involved in peer supervision since 2005, supervising college counsellors.  

 

I use an assimilative integrative approach to my work,  both as a counsellor and supervisor, which enables me to be flexible to both the needs of my clients and supervisees.  I work within the person centred approach using strategies from a spectrum of therapeutic approaches e.g. CBT, Gestalt, NLP, Solution Focused Brief Therapy etc. I can supervise person centred work or can use an integrative approach. My supervision model is that of Hawkins and Shoet which explores 7 aspects of supervision work.

  1. The client
  2. Interventions
  3. Client/counsellor relationship
  4. Counsellor self awareness
  5. Counsellor -Supervisor relationship
  6.  Supervisor self- awareness
  7. The wider context including: ethical issues, agency protocols and outside influences.

I work within the BACP ethical framework to support my supervisees in their work and to ensure that they are supported and are working ethically and safely within the principles of the ethical framework. 

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