Supervision - Individual and Group
I offer individual and group supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists, and have supervised trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists for 25 years. Individual and group supervision are also used beneficially by related professions.
I obtained BACP accreditation as a counselling supervisor in 2002. BACP senior accreditation as a counselling supervisor followed in 2007. I completed a Diploma in Online Supervision with distinction. The 4 stage course covered supervision contexts - Face to Face, Online individual, and Online group.
I offer supervision one to one, paired, or in groups of 3 or 4. Case Discussion Groups (3 or 4 participants) are also available.
Payment can be made personally or via invoice to your employer. A minimum of 24 hours notice of cancellation is required to avoid the full supervision fee being charged.
Individual Supervision - via secure platforms : Zoom, VSee, or Signal - Video or IM / FaceTime / Protonmail / or by dedicated telephone line (at no call cost to yourself).
- The fee for individual supervision is £45 per hour (£67.50 for 1.5 hours). This fee applies for practitioners and for institutions.
Group Supervision & Case Discussion Groups - via secure platforms Zoom or VSee - Video or IM :
- Groups of 2, 3, or 4, for 60 mins, 90 mins, or 2 hours.
- Fees vary according to the number of participants and length of sessions. For example - a group of 4 : £25 each for 90 minutes, £30 each for two hours. Please contact me to discuss your needs.
- BACP state : “If you receive group supervision, the amount of time you can record for accreditation depends on the number of people contracted to the group..... for groups of up to four – half the time allotted (so for two hours of supervision each member can claim one hour) "
- Case discussion groups have proved very valuable and enjoyable, and can contribute to CPD requirements. Feedback informs that groups can be a ‘breath of fresh air’ and ‘like a big hug’ in what can be isolating work. It can be very strengthening to realise we are not alone in our thinking or the way we feel. The learning in the sharing is ever informative and uplifting.
The supervision model I use :
I have been influenced by the Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet integrative process model "Seven Eyed model of Supervision"
Key elements of my practice are :
o I seek to foster a safe reflective environment within which development can take place. Trainees and qualified therapists will arrive at different stages of development and my approach and interventions will reflect this.
o I would consider my approach to be a blend of support, challenge, and confidence building, and I seek to model good practice.
o Therapeutic supervision is in its nature a reflective process, and I work collaboratively with supervisees towards greater understanding, exploring client material, the supervisees own feelings, the impact of any host agency, and where appropriate identifying parallel process, blind spots, and ways forward.
o I strive to provide a non judgemental and positive learning environment, where challenge is experienced as a benefit, and the acceptance of difference is valued.
o Our contact will illustrate relationship is a learning tool in both supervision and the therapy with your client.
o As a supervisor I offer containment, an arena where balance and steadiness can be regained, and the containment is taken forward into your therapy room. I aim to adapt my emphasis to serve the supervisees theoretical approach.
My group supervision style reflects this approach also.