Supportive supervision for experienced and trainee counsellors
I find that supervision is most effective when there is a trusting, warm and respectful relationship between supervisor and supervisee. It is important that you feel at ease to be self reflective and to explore your work openly.
During supervision we talk about your therapy relationships. For example you may be experiencing a sense of connection or distance with a particular client. We work with anything that is blocking you from being fully present with clients and from being accepting, empathic and genuine. Examples are personal issues, difficult client material, sexual attraction and cultural differences.
We try to see how things are from the client's perspective and from your own. Dilemmas can occur and we carefully consider what is most therapeutic and ethical in these situations. We also discuss counselling theory and how it relates to your practice.
Whether you are at the beginning of your counselling career or you are an established practitioner, I hope you will find that the supervision I offer is in tune with your level of understanding and experience whilst facilitating your professional development.
- Exploring your work with clients / supervisees
- Your own self care
- Developing self-awareness, self-trust and self-acceptance
- Considering relevant reading and workshops
- Having reviews when helpful and discussing assessments that are required by your college.
- Working towards BACP Accreditation
- Supporting your work and private practice
Supervision can be a place where a living profession breathes and learns ~ Hawkins & Shohet
A supervision group is usually for up to four participants and could be held at my private practice in Stanmore. You are welcome to contact me if you would like to discuss having group supervision.
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Paula Newman provides supervision and counselling in Harrow and online, offering daytime and evening appointments.
You are most welcome to Get in touch to discuss your supervisory needs and to book an appointment.