We offer professional and high quality supervision for counsellors and other professionals. Without exception our supervision service has been evaluated to a high standard.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have over the phone, or in an initial meeting, to help you decide whether you would like to work with your supervisor before committing to a regular supervision arrangement.
We offer both individual and group supervision.
Please see our fees page for information on costs of supervision.
All our supervisors are extremely experienced counsellors with a qualification in supervision
One of my passions is supervising counsellors who work with clients who are marginalised. I have many years experience of working with clients who are marginalised in many ways, have used substances and have experienced trauma. I have also supervised many counsellors who work clients who use substances, are suicidal, have experienced physical, sexual or emotional abuse, chronic anxiety, depression and with prisoners. This has included many years supporting counsellors dealing with child and adult protection issues with clients.
I offer two forms of supervision, integrative supervision and person centred supervision to practitioners who prefer to use this model exclusively. Both forms of supervision combine support, professional development and monitoring, with the largest emphasis on support.
My aim is to create a safe place where supervisees can be supported to grow and develop in their personal and professional development so that they and their clients may benefit. Forming a relationship with supervisees where they can honestly reflect on their practice is foundational to this process. I am passionate about self-care and promote the self-care of supervisees.
I specialise in supervising counsellors working with issues related to trauma and/or substance use. I have extensive experience of working with and supervising counsellors who work with:- abuse (sexual, emotional and physical), drug and alcohol misuse, PTSD, depression, suicide, low self esteem, self harm, loss, offending, violence in relationships and dual diagnosis. I support counsellors as they work through issues relating to child and adult protection.
I have amassed considerable experience in supervising both trainee and experienced counsellors. For me, an important task in supervision is to offer a safe space where the counsellor feels nurtured, well supported, comfortable and able to take risks, and to share their more vulnerable parts of self and practice.
My approach to supervision is integrative. I use Hawkins and Shohet’s (1989) process model as a framework for my supervision practice and I integrate theories of Psychodynamic, CBT, and Person-Centred counselling using Personal Construct Psychology (PCP). I tailor my approach to meet the specific needs of the counsellor I am working with and choose the theories I use accordingly. I am on the Edinburgh University Approved Supervisors list.