I see good supervision as an essential part of a practitioner’s healthy work life. Most importantly, it is a place where we can bring in our human-ness as practitioners and have this witnessed, valued and supported.
Supervision also offers a space for:
- Reflection, to create more spaciousness and clarity in our work
- Challenge, including working with our ‘edges’
- Celebrating successes
- Personal growth and development
- Education and learning
- Upholding ethical behaviour.
My personal approach to supervision is based on psychodynamic, transpersonal and humanistic perspectives. I also enjoy working with people in an embodied, relational way.
I have a Certificate in Mindfulness-based Supervision, a UKCP-recognised qualification run by OPAL in Bath (UK). The training is informed by mindfulness practice as well as contemporary supervision theory.
I am also an accredited Core Process Psychotherapist, registered with UKCP, with over a decades’ worth of experience in private practice. I am continually updating and reflecting upon ways to enrich my work, both through my own personal development as well as doing additional trainings on working with sexuality, diversity, anger, mythology, pre- and peri-natal psychology and the imagination. Further information about this can be found here.
I am particularly interested in the impact of birth processes (including trauma) on personality development and am doing further training and research in this area.
I have 11 years’ experience of working within the community/charity sector. During this time I set up and managed a mental health project that provided a range of services for individuals and families needing support by working in partnership with various statutory and community organisations. This exposed me to a variety of therapeutic approaches and also introduced me to some of the issues, opportunities and challenges inherent in organisational development, partnership working and the provision of community mental health services.
I am currently serving as Vice-Chair on the Management Committee of the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP), a professional association that is tasked with overseeing and maintaining the ethical standards and supporting the good practice of its registered members.
This experience, along with running a private practice, has given me a good understanding of the various practicalities, legal necessities and ethical considerations involved with running a successful practice, as well as the importance of holding appropriate boundaries and resourcing ourselves as practitioners.
My full rate is £55/hour although I also offer a limited number of sessions at a reduced cost.
Please contact me to discuss or to find out more.