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.
Now that I am developing my reflective practice skills in a more focussed way towards counselling supervision, I am undertaking the Advanced Diploma Course in Relational Supervision (completion date: January 2020).
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 are interested in discussing supervision and/or reflective practice facilitation.
*For more information about PIE, please check here: https://bit.ly/2UAQdSj