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 established independent therapists, and am a member of the Independent Supervisors Network.
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Supervision 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’s the two most recent articles: Shadow signs, on how the “shadow self” shows up in supervision; and Ethical hypocrisy, about the importance of not pretending we're never hypocritical.
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
The national supervision conference organised by Severn Talking Therapy is being held in Birmingham in March 2020 with the theme 'Supervision on the Edge: World in Crisis, World in Trauma'. Details here.
As part of this conference, I'm running 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 for a questionnaire.