The following description speaks to me in term of how I think of supervision and supporting my supervisees.
A process that doesn’t necessarily hold all the answers and knowledge but helps encourage different perspectives. A process which aids the development of the counsellors own ‘inner-supervisor’.
Role of the supervisor;
I like to encourage you to be a reflective practitioner. To support your self-awareness around why you may relate to your client the way you do as a way of developing your practice.
My intention for supervision is that we are both transparent. Where I can gently challenge to help you explore your practice and vice versa. I ask you to challenge me and to communicate if there is something in the way we work together that doesn't sit comfortably for you. I expect that we both may make mistakes (I don't claim to be perfect!) but I hope that within this we'll learn and develop in a safe and ethical way.
I understand that finding the right supervisor for you is important. I know that building a robust supervisory relationship takes time and trust. I'd be more than happy to have a conversation or meet in person to help you work out whether I'm a good fit for you.
I've supervised both qualified and trainee counsellors since 2015 working with individuals, couples, parents, young people and children. I have 13 years' experience working with client's individual issues but also special in relationships and working online. I am particularly experienced in supervising counsellors working in webcam and telephone counselling, counselling in live webchat (synchronously), and asynchronously e.g. email. I am a counselling trainer having written digital counselling courses and trained counsellors to work online.
I'm able to offer supervision;
I believe it is important for any practitioner to experience supervision in the medium they practice in. I do believe - and have experienced - a trusting and connected supervisory relationship can be established online. However, I do understand that a supervisory relationship may develop differently online and that these mediums may not be suitable for everyone.
If you'd like to understand a little more about me, my practice, qualifications and experience you can click the link below.
Theoretical approaches in supervision that I use in my supervisory practice are:
The length and frequency of supervision sessions to be agreed. Cost is per hour whether face to face, webcam or telephone. There will be no charge for an initial informal meeting or conversation.
Cost based on per hour
Supervision sessions will be invoiced after the session. Payment is expected within 30 days of the session. Report writing will be invoiced in the same way. Please use the ID provided for you and your initials to identify the payment on the transfer.
If a supervision session is missed and can be rearranged within the same calendar month, there will be no charge. Where possible, I ask for reasonable notice of cancelation (24 hours) by telephone (voicemail facility). If the supervision session isn’t rearranged within the same calendar month the full cost of the fee will be charged.