A standard slot lasts 60 minutes and costs £45 with concessions negotiable.
I hope to set up a weekly group and the fee for this is likely to be £25 per person. If you are interested then please text me on 07967 017 478.
Absences and Missed Sessions
Absences and missed sessions are traditionally charged; this reflects and reinforces the contractual nature of the therapeutic relationship. Scheduled holidays and absences notified 48 hours in advance do not generally incur a fee.
As a supervisor, I offer 15 years of experience in private practice, working both short and long term. I have also worked as an addiction and drugs counsellor, and spent some time working with my local Community Mental Health Team. Trained first in Transactional Analysis and then in Integrative Psychotherapy and EMDR, I also draw on Object Relations, neuroscience (Allen Schore) and the child developmental theorists such as Winnicott, Bowlby and Stern, somatisation of trauma and body psychotherapy (Bessel van der Kolk, Pat Ogden).
A one-to-one supervision session of 1 hour is charged at £50. Group supervision at a lower fee per person can also be arranged.
I offer supervision to experienced as well as trainee therapists, those working with vulnerable people and frontline emergency agents.
“the essential difference between psychotherapy and supervision (is) one of purpose. While both are helping processes, the main task of psychotherapy is the resolution of inner conflict, whereas the main task of supervision is leaving the supervisee with greater therapeutic skill with his or her client.”
Page and Wosket (pp.53-56):
It is very easy to lose sight of the goals of therapy without a third eye, an external monitoring shadow, a neutral, objective context when one is dealing with vulnerable people. Supervision places a practitioner within a broader professional context thus offering a tauter safety net.
More than just a means of checking whether we are ‘doing it right’, supervision also entails educating, coaching, assessing, supporting and looking out for both the supervisee and the client and indeed the profession as a whole.
I offer supervision to trainee and qualified therapists, as well as to those working with vulnerable people in the helping professions and the voluntary sector. In this way, the different tasks and functions of supervision can be developmental and educative, consultative and supportive.
My intention is that the supervisee experiences our work as collegial, facilitative, reflective and productive and above all as non-shaming and non-directive.
Different models and system-based frameworks are at our disposal to aid us in addressing the work of both trainee and experienced practitioner. As a structured and regular process, supervision facilitates both personal and professional development. In summary, the structure allows for 1) identifying the issue at hand, 2) an open reflective space that will reveal the elements of therapy, and 3) the learning outcomes for future action. The process will involve looking at the client’s story, therapeutic interventions, client/counsellor and therapist/supervisor relationship, transferences, parallel process and so on.
It is recommended that trainees seek supervision in the model that they are training in, whereas qualified counsellors and psychotherapists can benefit from a different perspective if stepping outside of their own training model. It is therefore useful to enquire about a supervisor’s own training, his or her particular interests and further professional development.
The supervision methodologies that underpin my own training in supervision are based on the following works:
Gilbert, M.C. and Evans, K. (2000) Psychotherapy Supervision: An Integrative Relational Approach to Psychotherapy Supervision, Buckingham: Open University Press
Hargaden, H. (2009) Booklet on the Evolution of a Relational Supervision Group (2009), http://www.relationalta.com/admin/docs/resources/24167664-Rel-Sup-Article-09.pdf on 17/06/2014,
Hawkins, P. & Shohet, R. (1989) Supervision in the helping professions: an individual, group and organizational approach. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
Page, S. & Wosket, V. (1994) Supervising the Counsellor - A Cyclical Model, London, Routledge