I am fully trained and qualified to supervise the work of experienced counsellors, newly qualified counsellors, student counsellors, voluntary “helpers” and “support workers”. In order to accommodate this wide variety of therapeutic expertise, I favour the Cyclical, Developmental, and Process Models of supervision which encourage in-depth, flexible exploration, in order to meet everyone’s needs. I have many resources available, including downloadable leaflets, which I am willing to share with supervisees and am happy to “proof read” essays for trainees. I hope you will find my supervision energizing, motivating and rewarding.
I have supervised students undertaking training at Sheffield University, Leeds University, Doncaster College, Rotherham College, Dearne Valley College and Barnsley College. Whether you are undertaking a Diploma or MA course, I will see you on a one-to-one basis in accordance with the requirements of your course protocols and the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. The four-way contract between student, education provider, practical placement provider and myself, ensures that students work safely and effectively with their clients.
I encourage all my supervisees to engage in a period of reflection prior to attending Supervision, as this creates a more productive session. Simply let your mind drift back over your client work in the past few weeks. A note pad may be useful in order to jot down what surfaces, as a result of this initial reflection.
What went well? What didn’t go so well? How might you change your approach? How could you be more effective? What surfaced for you? How did your client respond? What learning can you take from this? Having the space, time, safety and support in which to explore and reflect upon your work ensures you are safe and effective with your clients. This enables Supervision to be an effective learning tool which energizes and motivates you, but above all, I hope you enjoy the experience.
For fully qualified counsellors, sessions cost £40 per hour.
For student counsellors, sessions cost £30 per hour.
Frequency of Supervision
Depending on your needs, I offer:
Fortnightly, 1 hour per fortnight
Monthly, 1 ½ hours per month
Telephone contact available (including for emergencies)
All sessions are confidential between you and me, except if I am of the belief that it is in your best interests to enlist the support of, for example, your course provider.