March 2020 update: Like many therapists and supervisors, I’ve made the decision to continue working online (voice and video call) and by telephone, for the foreseeable future.
I have worked in Bristol as a Reflective Practice facilitator (group and individual) in the voluntary sector since 2015. The primary focus of this work has been toward maintaining a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE*), a concept that grew out of work in homelessness, but is similar to ideas found traditionally in Social Work. This means I’ve been lucky enough to work with people from a variety of backgrounds, with different life experiences and training.
I frequently use concepts from counselling and counselling supervision in this work, such as Inskipp and Proctor’s Seven-Eyed Model and and Kagan’s Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR). My training in trauma therapy has also been very useful as I am mindful that vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout are always possible when we work with people in challenging situations.
I completed the Advanced Diploma Course in Relational Supervision in January 2020. I now work with qualified therapists, and other members of the helping professions, working in private practice and in organisations, as well as with trainee counsellors working in organisations.
My work is grounded in the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and rooted in the principle that we are working for the clients’ benefit.
Please have a look at this article from the BACP for some more information about reflecting on what you want from a supervisor.
Please get in touch if you have any questions by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or ringing /texting 07824452840
*For more information about PIE, please check here: https://bit.ly/2UAQdSj