Supervision For Counsellors

I know from my own experience that finding the right counselling supervisor for your practice is vital but recognise that the search for the right person can be daunting and even a little scary. That is why I offer a free 30 minute meeting so that we can get to know each other and we can get an understanding of what you need from supervision and what I can offer.

I hold an OCN Certificate in Supervision facilitated by Lisa Mass Counselling in Buckinghamshire. My approach to supervision is based on the 7-eyed model by Hawkins & Shohet which considers the relationship between client and counsellor, emotional responses to the client, the counsellor’s own process and interventions. I also draw from the CLEAR Supervision model by Peter Hawkins.

I am passionate about the need for good quality supervision and feel strongly about supervisors being adequately qualified and not just drifting into it from counselling. The supervision I offer is individual one to one and face to face. It would take place in my therapy rooms at Creech St Michael and could be in the daytime or early evening Monday to Friday.

My modality as a counsellor is Integrative but I lean heavily towards Carl Rogers’ Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychoanalysis and Transactional Analysis (TA). I have a keen interest in working with symbolism and metaphors and enjoy the work of Jung and Freud. I particularly like using creativity with supervisees to enhance their awareness and understanding of themselves, their clients and the counselling process. Many of my clients come from the business world, the professions and self employment. I provide couples counselling and also gained experience with working with younger people while working at a Somerset boy’s boarding school.

I am on the Accredited Register of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work strictly to their Ethical Framework.

The cost of Supervision is based on £45 for an hour and a half. Concessions for student counsellors may be available. The easiest way to make contact is to call me on 01823 443022.