Supervision in Birmingham
Every competent counsellor attends supervision; usually a minimum of 1.5 hours per month as per BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) recommendations.
Supervision provides a reflective space for you as a supervisee. It facilitates deeper insight into any difficulties you may experience and also creates an environment to celebrate successes in your therapeutic work.
I am a Gestalt therapist and supervisor with a growing supervision practice, working at the Birmingham Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre (see About Me).
I qualified as a supervisor in October 2012 having completed a Diploma in Supervision course at the Gestalt Centre in London.
Looking for a supervisor?
You are welcome to telephone me so that we can discuss in more detail your hopes and expectations from supervision.
More about supervision with me
I would describe my style as a supervisor as warm yet challenging and direct. I am interested in supporting your growth as a practitioner so that you are able to develop and further your therapeutic skills, therefore to be more effective as a counsellor.
As a supervisor, I pay attention to my own thoughts, feelings and sensations when they emerge and share them with you where relevant.
I supervise humanistic counsellors; it is not necessary for you to be a Gestalt counsellor to work with me. In fact, approximately 50 % of my supervisory practice entails working with therapists from other modalities.
I also offer the option of group supervision (maximum 3 people in a group), meeting monthly for 3 hours.
Having worked for the NHS (see About Me) and voluntary sector counselling agencies, I have a wide range of experience, particularly working with depression, trauma and abuse, anxiety, personality disorders etc.
At present most of my supervisees are qualified with their own private practices whilst others are still in training.
If you are in the process of looking for a supervisor, I’d be pleased to talk with you to see if it would be beneficial for us to work together. Please call 07736 842385 or email me.
There is more practical information about venue, fees etc. on my Contact me page.