"Supervision provides the container that holds the helping relationship within the therapeutic triad" Hawkins and Shohet, 1989
I offer supervision to individuals or groups, to qualified or trainee counsellors and psychotherapists. In the past I worked with a group at Turning Point in Tooting where the client group is substance misuse and a wide range of mental health issues. I currently am a supervisor at the https://www.onetooneproject.com/ in Kings Lynn.
I finished a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Supervision in 2013. In 2019 I attended a BPS course on Essential supervision skills.As a supervisor I provide safety and structure for you to manage any anxiety. I qualified as a counsellor in 2007 and with clients I work in an integrative way from my training of Person Centre and Psychodynamic and with an understanding of Mindful CBT.
As a Supervisor I work with The 7 Eyed Model (developed by Hawkins and Shohet) The model is relational because it focuses on the relationships between client, therapist and supervisor and systemic because it focuses on the interplay between each relationship and their context within the wider system. The model is called “seven eyed” because it focuses on seven distinct aspects of the therapeutic process, as explained in the sections that follow. It’s important for supervisees simply to be aware of each of the “eyes” of the model, rather than learning each by rote.
- Focus on supervisee description of content sessions and client narrative/behaviour
- Exploration and reflection on supervisee interventions in the session
- Exploration and reflection on supervisee Client relationship and session process
- Focus on supervisee counter transference and its implications for working with clients
- Focus on how Supervisor-/Supervisee process of what is happening between supervisee and client
- Focus on supervisors counter transference
- Focus on organisational, cultural, social, ethical and contractual context of therapy and supervision
I am an accredited member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework which I believe is important when you may bring ethical dilemmas. The "BACP believes that supervision can positively contribute to the maintenance and development of ethical professional practice".
Supervisee say to me that from the supervision they feel a release and have a clear mind and they also are then feeling energised to go back to their clients. The relationship is key for us working together.