I work one to one and with small groups with therapy supervisees who are working in both private practice and in organisational therapy settings in Bristol and the south-west. Since qualifying as a supervisor in 2012 I have worked with counsellors, psychotherapists, body work practitioners, ecopsychologists, ecotherapists, support staff, and other kinds of 'growth' and health workers. Some supervisees are new to therapy work, whilst others have been practising for decades.
My approach to supervision is integrative and relational. Working as a relational body psychotherapist and being a long-term meditator, I am interested in co-creating an embodied space in with supervisees; a collegial space which is supportive and usefully challenging as we reflect together on your client work and your development as a therapy practitioner... At times, depending upon the interest of the supervisee, this may involve movement work, gesture, breath work, and sensing in the body as well as other creative approaches.
I find my own supervision invaluable in informing and supporting my client and supervision work, challenging my theoretical and practical understanding and noticing what I need to attend to personally. In turn, I have seen how I can best support supervisees in reflecting on their client work and deepening practice. In supervising I draw upon the hundreds of hours of group and individual supervision I have been fortunate to receive and continue to receive in my ongoing work as a therapist over the past 18 years. I've been blessed to have worked with very experienced supervisors who model working ethically, effectively, and humanly rather than perfectly, and who train and practice across a range of therapy modalities: humanistic/integrative work, body psychotherapy, ProcessWork, ecopsychology and ecotherapy, pre and perinatal work and dramatherapy.
The supervision I offer is founded upon my fascination with education, learning and understanding how, why and when different individuals learn and thrive - and keep on learning and thriving, benefiting themselves, their networks and their communities. This early fascination lead me, pre-therapy days, in working one-to-one in many different roles; as a facilitator and mentor, teacher, university lecturer, and dissertation and project supervisor. Training as a therapy supervisor naturally followed on from my lifelong love of being in learning environments - as a learner and as a teacher. I continue to work as an educator and facilitator through leading Buddhist study, meditation and practice days and in a therapy context, co-facilitating 'Wild therapy' training and leading workshops.