Professional supervision and consultation
As a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor, I provide one-to-one supervision and pair/group supervision and consultation for counsellors, therapists and other ‘people practitioners’ seeking a committed, collaborative and creative approach to supporting and developing their work with clients, patients and service-users.
A large part of my current practice is supervising a diverse range of practitioners working in schools, colleges, and public health. I also supervise trainee counsellors and several established independent therapists, and am a member of the Independent Supervisors Network. I also provide professional supervision for supervisors.
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Supervision (IIP 2009) and draw on over 20 years of varied therapeutic counselling experience including EAP, voluntary sector, local authority, NHS primary care, and private practice. Currently I write the supervision column for BACP’s Private Practice journal. Here are four of my recent articles:
• Shadow signs – a look at how the “shadow self” shows up in supervision
• Ethical hypocrisy – about the importance of not pretending we're never hypocritical
• Curious correctness – how supervisory dialogue is affected by ‘political correctness’
• What are we up against? – on the collective power of our work in troubled times
Contact me at any time to discuss your professional requirements — if I’m not able to help you directly I might know someone who can.
Cambridge Supervision Training
For six years I was a tutor and administrator for the CST partnership, which runs accredited Diploma courses and CPD events for supervisors in the health professions. I’m proud to be part of CST now as an Associate.
With CST founders Anthea Millar and Penny Henderson, I co-authored Practical Supervision: How to Become a Supervisor for the Helping Professions (JKP 2014). Details here.
Supervision Conference UK 2020
This year's national supervision conference organised by Severn Talking Therapy was due to be held in Birmingham on 28 March with the theme 'Supervision on the Edge: World in Crisis, World in Trauma'. Due to the epidemic, it's been postponed to 27 February 2021.
As part of this conference, I'm presenting a workshop on 'Feeling Edgy: Free Speech in Supervision' about the effects of political correctness and self-censorship in supervisory dialogue. If you'd like to take part in my research project on this subject, please email me now for a questionnaire.