“We all grow best when we feel safe enough to be challenged, safe enough to be adventurous, safe enough to disclose and admit mistakes – when we’re not afraid of exposure. We grow best when equality is present and power is available to each and … where responsibility can be negotiated and promises made and held to. In such a relationship, what was opaque can become clear and what has been in the darkness can be enjoyed in the light”
(Cochraine and Newton, 2018)
This is the space I hope and intend to create with you as your supervisor – a space that offers and encourages opportunity, transparency and spontaneity. A space that is not shaming, but full of curiosity and exploration. A space in which together, we can look at self, process, therapeutic relationships and practice.
As a person centred supervisor, I believe the quality of our relationship is central to creating such a space, and I will endeavour to offer a collaborative relationship with you that is both supportive to yourself and therefore to your practice. I hope this relationship will foster authenticity between us, for yourself and within your counselling. I will hold trust in you as a practitioner, holding your training and experience in regard, and respectfully offer attention to areas of practice that require it. I will also be mindful of our ethical commitments and responsibilities in our work together, and help you to work towards and within recognised professional standards.
Experience and Qualifications
- I have been in counselling practice since 2006, and my previous counselling experience includes work with Counselling Xtra, Rape Crisis Nottingham (now known as Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services) and the Carers Federation. I established my own independent counselling practice in 2014
- Post-Graduate (PG) Certificate in Counselling Supervision
- BA(Hons) First Class Degree in Humanistic Counselling Practice
- I’m a registered member of the BACP – registration number 27360
I offer a free initial session as an opportunity for us to meet and for you to explore if this supervisory relationship feels right for you. If you wish to continue your supervision, my fee is £45 for one hour, and £65 for 1.5 hours. If you would find it helpful, you are very welcome to contact me for an initial conversation.