• SUPERVISION

     
    I offer you a safe, caring and authentic place where you can question your professional posture, the situations encountered in your practice, be reassured and gain self-confidence. Supervision can be provided using a range of approaches including CBT, systemic therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, CFT, ACT, and narrative therapy. I receive supervision from any mental health professional working in private practice who wishes to reflect and think about their practice with compassion and humanism.
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    We will approach the client from the angle of his problem and the challenges of the therapeutic relationship. We will reflect the situation and possible work according to your tools. I will bring you anothers perspectives as well as references of possible books or tools adapted to the situations that we will explore together.
    An important pillar of the professional posture, knowledge in various fields of psychology allows us to take a step back from the cognitive and psychological biases that we may have in the face of clients.

    Supervision allows you to work on your own external and internal framework. You will be able to compare your learned theories with your reality on the ground, reflect on your external framework and ask yourself what makes sense to you. Therapeutic positioning is a process of middle ground between theory and practice and between your place as a psychologist and your own personality and sensitivity. It is not always easy to establish your framework or to know where and when to set limits.

    Pledge of trust, the therapeutic alliance, works in both directions. We will discuss the therapeutic alliance established with your patients, your difficulties, your limits, the resonance in meeting the other.
    .I offer compassionate listening to the impact of your own personal history and your sensitivity on the difficulties you encounter. We can explore the difficulties you may feel with certain issues and what blocks kindness and compassion.
     
     


    Through supervision, I aim to provide supervisees with the following opportunities:
     

    • The experience of a safe and supportive environment to make personal reflections on their clinical practice.
    • The space to discuss and build case formulations and treatment plans for individual clients.
    • The chance to develop therapy skills and techniques, using role play exercises, case discussion and reviews of the latest research literature and practice guidelines.
    • Meaningful and constructive feedback by rating audio/video recordings of supervisee's therapy sessions using the CTS-R.
    • A learning environment to make theory-practice links using the latest models/protocols and research.
    • A safe space to discuss any concerns about particular clients, in confidence and with discretion.
    • Professional support for career development.
    SUPERVISION/PEER-GROUPS
    Clinical Supervision and peer-group supervision
    I offer safe and effective clinical supervision and peer-group supervision to trainees and experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
    Clinical supervision is extremely important in the counselling profession for both beginners and experienced counsellors. You should have sufficient supervision to allow all aspects of your work to be discussed as necessary, and to enable you to develop a constructive relationship with your supervisor.
    Requirements of the BACP:
    1. Students and members – If you want the hours to count towards accreditation now or in the future, you must have a minimum of one and a half hours of supervision per month.
    2. Accredited and senior accredited members – if you are seeing clients you must have a minimum of one and a half hours of supervision per month.
    Students on placements as part of a BACP accredited course must have:
    • One hour of supervision for every eight hours of client work
    • A minimum of one and a half hours of supervision per month
    • Supervision at least every two weeks
    Peer Group Supervision:
    I facilitate group supervision for groups of four and groups of six. If you attend group supervision, the amount of time you can record for BACP accreditation depends on the number of people contracted to the group. The rule is:
    • Groups of up to four – two hours session. Each member can claim one hour of supervision.
      Groups of more than four – The amount of time will be divided by the number of people to work out how much supervision you can claim. E.g. for two hours of supervision, a group of six can claim twenty minutes each.
    In individual supervision:
    I use an integrative approach using The Hawkins and Shohet model. This is a seven-eyed model which focuses on:
    1. The Client – what and how they present
    2. Exploration – of the strategies and interventions used by the supervisee
    3. The Relationship – between the client and the supervisee
    4. The Supervisee
    5. The Supervisory Relationship
    6. The Supervisor – their own process
    7. The Wider context in which the work happens
    Group supervision usually follows the following six phases:
    1. Casting – assigning roles of the group (Moderator, Case Presenter, and Consultants)
    2. Case Presentation – outline of the case, guided by Moderator, listened to by the Consultants
    3. Key Question – formulation of one key question to focus on
    4. Method Choice – selection of method from an extended pool of consulting modules.
    5. Consultation – contribution; answers to the key questions
    6. Conclusion – reflection and feedback

    Individual

    I am a BPS approved clinical supervisor and can offer supervision to mental health professionals. Supervision can be provided using a range of approaches including CBT, systemic therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, CFT, ACT, and narrative therapy.

     

     

    Supervision is typically available face-to-face at my Practice, via Zoom or Skype.
    Through supervision, I aim to provide supervisees with the following opportunities:
     

    • The experience of a safe and supportive environment to make personal reflections on their clinical practice.
    • The space to discuss and build case formulations and treatment plans for individual clients.
    • The chance to develop therapy skills and techniques, using role play exercises, case discussion and reviews of the latest research literature and practice guidelines.
    • Meaningful and constructive feedback by rating audio/video recordings of supervisee's therapy sessions using the CTS-R.
    • A learning environment to make theory-practice links using the latest models/protocols and research.
    • A safe space to discuss any concerns about particular clients, in confidence and with discretion.
    • Professional support for career development.

    Group

    Group Supervision in Horsforth, Leeds, LS18

    Group Supervision for practicing or training counsellors & Psychotherapists - starting June\July 2012

    Welcome

    Hello and welcome to the Group Supervision page. I hope you will find enough here to give you a sense of what to expect if you are considering joining the group.

    The Group Supervision Experience

    I strive to facilitate a small, safe and supportive group of practitioners who develop a collaborative working relationship, each bringing a thoughtful contribution to the supervision experience. Supervisees bring case work in roughly equal rotation and, in sharing their experience of their work with the group, can benefit not only from a direct supervisory relationship, but also the collaborative exploration with the group - which of course, includes the observation, reflection and participation of the supervisor.

    All Modalities are Welcome

    Part of the value of joining a group for clinical supervision is exploring what has been reflected in the group process that might further our understanding of the work we have in view; this can be revealing and informative in a number of ways. While that means that technically, this group might seem to be grounded in the Group Analytic tradition and perhaps at first glance might feel most familiar to those with an interest or training in relational, systemic, psychodynamic or possibly integrative psychotherapy, it is not far removed from most orientations and modalities and excludes perhaps only CBT. All modalities are welcome and a mix of orientations in the group adds richness and diversity to the material and language included. Perhaps the most important (only?) criteria for joining is having an interest in using a supervision group to gain insight into the work we do.

    As supervisor, I hold all the usual clinical and supervision responsibilities, will provide space for each supervisee, and agree arrangements with each member, etc.

    Can you have Group and Individual Supervision at the same time?

    The answer is yes, but not with the same supervisor as it would create a conflict of interest for the supervisor in one or the other setting.

    My Background

    I am a BACP Accredited counsellor & psychotherapist with eight years and comfortably more than 8,000 hours of post-training clinical experience. This experience has been gained by working in a variety of demanding settings, including NHS Primary and Secondary Care, CMHT, EAP, private practice and voluntary/third sector agencies.

    I have experience of a number of the challenges that face therapists in the current working environment, including mental health experience, abuse, trauma, suicide and risk, the pressure of performance and measurement, various psychiatric and personality disorders (see Psychotherapy), and more.

    I have recently moved from working as a Band 7 Adult Psychotherapist with Leeds pft Psychological Therapy Service seeing outpatients at the Becklin Centre to leading the counselling team at Leeds Mind Wellbeing Service in Clarence House, Horsforth. The rest of my week is given over to working in private practice.

    My first training extended over 4-years at Metanoia Institute and I have completed a further two years post-graduate training in Systemic Practice, at Leeds Family Therapy & Research Centre. I have recently completed further training for a diploma in group supervision at The Institute of Group Analysis in London.

    If you would like more information, have a look at my Professional Profile, where you will also find details of My Training & Qualifications, or get in touch to talk in person.

    The group will run fortnightly, preferably on a weekday morning (this can be changed by mutual negotiation), with the intention of running for a minimum of one year. Supervision will be at my practice address: 69A New Road Side, Horsforth, LS18 4JX. If you need more supervision hours and the rest of the group also agree, it is possible that the group can meet weekly.

    The group will take the usual vacations and breaks during the year.

    Organisation

    ndividual supervision sessions are charged at £120 per 60 minute session. Groups are £60 for each person attending a 90 minute group. Longer groups can be arranged if needed.