Having a space to reflect on our practice is not only essential to the work with our clients and supervisees, but essential to the practitioners well-being.
My approach to supervision is relational, feeling strongly that the relationship is the most important aspect of the work we do with clients, and within supervision. When a safe supportive relationship is offered, then all the aspects of the work we do can be brought to the surface to be held curiously for exploration. I’m particularly interested in shame in supervision, and how this can block us from receiving what we need.
I aim to offer the things that I feel are essential to me in my own supervision: trust, respect, collaboration, emotional support, humour, reflection, sharing of knowledge and ideas, being curious about ourselves in relating to, and being related to.
My training background has been with Bristol University and Severn Talking Therapy, I hold an Advanced Diploma in Relational Supervision from Severn Talking Therapy (Karl Gregory & Sheila McCarthy-Dodd ), and offer supervision either on a 1:1 or group basis for people in private practice, in the caring professions and in an organisational setting. I provide supervision for a variety of organisations in Bristol including Women’s Aid and Kinergy.
I have previously been the services manager of a low-cost therapy centre in Bristol providing long-term counselling for people who struggle with addiction. I managed around 60 therapists at different points in their counselling training, provided supervision and co-facilitated the in-house addiction specific training for the volunteer counsellors and psychotherapists.
I lecture for a local college teaching level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, provide equine assisted therapy and equine assisted supervision at Red Horse Foundation as well as seeing clients and supervising in my private practice.
If you are outside of the Bristol area, I am now able to provide Skype sessions.
I am passionate about helping people make sense of their lives and fulfill their potential, and supporting those who do the same.
If you have any questions or would like to meet with me to see how we might work together, please get in touch on my ‘contact’ page.
I have Accredited Member status with The National Counselling Society and Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy