Supervision is an industry standard for counselling/psychotherapy and is an integral ingredient in good practice and development.
“Self-awareness, a recognition of process, an understanding of developmental needs and stages, and the emphatic atunement to the clients reality and phenomenology of the self are crucial aspects of the therapy and carry their tremendous responsibility and opportunity.” (Rogers 1961:235)
This quote from Carl Rogers captures some of the important aspects of supervision. I offer a supportive, creative and challenging environment with congruence and care at the heart of my supervisory relationships.
Having qualified with a level 7 Certificate in Counselling Supervision in 2011, I supervised a team of 9 staff members within a Therapeutic Community setting for 7 years and have supervised staff from local therapeutic charities such as Savana, St John’s Ambulance, Red Cross and Douglas McMillan. I have supervised staff members from the HM Prison service and Armed Forces support services in the Midlands.
I currently offer supervision to voluntary sector and statutory sector organisations such as local charities and therapists in private practice. I thoroughly enjoy working with therapists in supervision and encourage exploration and expression that captures the therapeutic relationships the therapists have with their clients.
I am an Approved Supervisor with the National Counselling Society.