I'm a BACP-approved Supervisor, and I work within the BACP Ethical Framework. I'm currently completing a UKCP-accredited Diploma in Supervision, and so I offer low-cost supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors and therapists, either in person or online. On completion of the Diploma, I will be placed on the UKCP Register of Accredited Supervisors.
The Diploma, entitled 'Supervision with Soul,' is run by Re-Vision, which is accredited by both the BACP and the UKCP. Re-Vision is a psychotherapy training centre with a transpersonal and integrative perspective. Its core values are care, integrity and meaning. To bring these values into the essential relationship between myself and my supervisees is at the heart of my supervision practice, as it is in my work as a therapist.
The Diploma covers areas such as how to build a transparent and respectful basis for the supervisory relationship; synchronicity and parallel process; field theory; cross-cultural dynamics and working with difference and diversity; how to to use power and authority wisely in supervision; bringing an understanding of ethical principles to the practice of supervision; and, significantly, how to find the creative edge in supervision.
I see supervision as a reflective arena in which to explore the meta-level of client work as well as its minutia, and the interaction between these two. It’s an arena where powerful feelings or events that may belong with the therapist, with the client, or in a co-created space, can be expressed and debriefed.
In supervision, a unique and mutual learning relationship can develop, providing an opportunity for professional and personal growth. It safeguards client and therapist wellbeing and enhances the effectiveness of therapeutic practice. Both psychotherapy and supervision enable people to grow and evolve.
As an Integrative psychotherapist, I'm trained in a range of modalities, and so I'm able to work with supervisees from a range of orientations. I'm informed by humanistic, psychodynamic, existential, cognitive-behavioural, systemic and transpersonal theories. Perhaps these different models simply offer different lenses to view the core therapeutic encounter through.
For me, embodied experience is a key resource, as access to feeling and transformation come through the body, and not outside or above it. This resource finds its expression creatively and relationally, through breath, sound, movement, words, poetry, images, art, archetype and intuition. I hope to offer supervision that honours the life of the soul.