Training and experience
Supervision offers a supportive and challenging place to bring issues from your practice. It is a place to reflect and understand, a place where you can receive support and challenge, and a place to develop your confidence and skills as a practitioner.
I have been in clinical practice since 1997 and have taken advanced training in Clinical Supervision (one year duration), and am committed to continuing professional development through my work with Brighton Therapy Partnership. This has included a three-day small group supervision training with Robin Shohet (author of the seminal text Supervision in the Helping Professions).
I also have over 8 years experience of managing a Counselling Service for Young People (aged 13 to 25), which included supervising trainee counsellors, and running a large student placement scheme, placing and supporting over 20 counsellors-in-training each year.
I have over 11 years experience supervising both qualified counsellors and psychotherapists and counsellors-in-training, either one-to-one or in small group supervision. I have experience of supervising counsellors working in private practice, in school settings, and within community or voluntary sector organisations. I also offer external supervision to staff who are not therapeutically trained but who work with adults or young people in a supportive or managerial role and who require supervision of their work with vulnerable client groups.
While I often describe my practice as being integrative, my main therapeutic modality and training is in the psychodynamic model. I also have a keen interest and knowledge in concepts from body psychotherapy, attachment-based therapy, and creative ways of working (particularly writing and art). You can read more about my approach to therapy and my work and life experience on the My Approach page and About Me page.
Supervision sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly, and sessions last 50 minutes.
One-to-one clinical supervision sessions are £50 per 50 minute session. Your needs in supervision will be unique to you, so I do find it beneficial to have an 'introductory session' so that we can meet and discuss your supervision needs and whether you feel we would work well together. The fee for an introductory meeting is £20.
All clinical supervision work takes place at my consulting room at The Palmeira Practice in Hove.