Supervision while we are social distancing
I am offering supervision remotely either by Skype or telephone and the feedback I am receiving is that it is useful to be working in the way that counsellors are now being asked to work with their clients. In the same way that in part trainee counsellors have their own therapy to experience what it is like to be a client, experiencing what it is like to be supported remotely I hope will be helpful and enlightening. Some challenges are the same and some are unique when we work remotely. It is a skill that we'll all have to hone and develop over the coming months.
PURPOSE AND TASK OF SUPERVISION
I believe that the task of counselling supervision is to help us be the very best we can be for those with whom we work. In supervision I offer a space where together we explore the work you do with people and the impact that work has on you. We also look at ways of bridging what you have learned back into your client work. I believe my job is to help you develop your skills, knowledge and self-awareness as a practitioner. This means finding a balance between safety and challenge, where we work collaboratively together. My core approach is person-centered. I also draw on theory which helps us understand our clients from both a systems perspective (systemic family therapy) and also a psychodynamic perspective.
I have been supervising for seventeen years. Over this time, I have supervised both trainees and experienced practitioners who counsel in a variety of settings including private practice and the NHS. I have been associated with voluntary counselling services for many years in various roles as a counsellor, manager, supervisor and trainer. All these roles have helped me to understand the challenges faced by counsellors, particularly those working in the voluntary sector.
I offer sessions in Sheriff Hutton, which is approximately 10 miles from York, Malton and Easingwold.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO GET IN TOUCH
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email if you would like further information.
Free initial one hour consultation to see if we wish to work together.
Trainees and counsellors whose work is entirely voluntary - £37 per hour, or £52 per 1.5 hours.
Qualified counsellors employed by an organisation - £52 per hour.
Self-employed practitioners - whichever is higher: £52 per hour, or the hourly rate you charge your clients.