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 Chair of the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP), an Organisational Member of UKCP 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 spaces at a reduced cost.
Please contact me to discuss or to find out more.