Supervision is essential to the provision of safe, ethical and competent therapeutic practice.
Di is a clinical supervisor for both trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. She specialises in supervising Relationship and Psychosexual Therapists and is COSRT Registered Supervisor. She adopts an integrative and flexible approach so she can work with therapists of many different modalities, focusing on your needs rather than sticking rigidly to one theoretical framework.
Supervision is an integral part of your training, together with formal teaching, research, practice and personal therapy. When working with trainees, Di not only has a responsibility to you and your clients, she is also accountable to your training provider.
Her focus will be on both your personal and professional development, support your learning and ensure your clients receive the best possible care as you grow in competence, creativity, compassion and confidence.
With students, Di adopts the Integrated Development Model of Supervision, which considers supervision at three levels:
- Level 1: You've just started your training, you're highly motivated yet you may feel anxious, especially as she has to evaluate your practice
- Level 2: Typically you will experience fluctuating levels of confidence and motivation, which is often linked to how 'successful' you feel your work with clients is
- Level 3: Towards the end of your training, you're likely to feel much more confident and consistently motivated, balancing empathy with objectivity, and able to use your own experiences, thoughts and feelings in your therapeutic work
Di will support you every step of the way.
Supervision for qualified therapists
Regular supervision is a requirement for all counsellors and psychotherapists. But don't think of it as a chore. It's a valuable way of 'checking in' to ensure you remain grounded in your practice and therapeutic process, maintain professional and ethical boundaries, develop your knowledge, both theoretically and practically, as well as considering 'self care'.
Depending on your skills, knowledge and experience - and what you bring to supervision at any given time - Di may be your:
- 'Teacher' - sharing knowledge or giving direction
- 'Counsellor' - helping you identify your blind spots, countertransference, etc
- 'Consultant' - offering guidance and support
Fees start at £60 for a 50-minute supervision session.