Supervision

I offer a counsellor supervision service for people involved in therapeutic work.  My supervision is tailored to each counsellor's style and model of counselling, whilst drawing upon the standard supervision models (e.g. development, social). I completed my supervision training in July 2018 and followed a course that explored developmental and social models of supervision as well as creative ways of exploring the processes that can occur in supervision. 


The following extract defines the important role of supervision:


Supervision is a joint endeavour in which a practitioner with the help of a supervisor, attends to their clients, themselves as part of their client practitioner relationships and the wider systemic context, and by so doing improves the quality of their work, transforms their client relationships, their practice and their wider profession.

(Hawkins and Shohet, Supervision in the Helping Professions, 4th Ed, 2012)


  In supervision I aim to provide you with:


  • validation, support and encouragement in your role as a therapist
  • content and process feedback on your work
  • a space to explore and express personal feelings that may be brought up by the work
  • the opportunity to receive information and another perspective regarding your work
  • the support to ensure you are not carrying any difficulties alone.

I have a wide range of counselling experience which I have gained since I started practising in 2007.  I have worked as a counsellor in a number of agencies, in both a voluntary and paid capacity.  I have worked at COMPASS, Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University and for a variety of EAPs.  I currently run my own private practice on a part time basis from my office at home in south Liverpool.  I understand both the satisfaction and challenge of being a counsellor and appreciate the different environments that counsellors work in.  I enjoy supervision as a means to help you develop in all areas, with the goal of supporting you in being the best counsellor that you can be and transforming your professional relationships.


Please contact me if you would like to find out more about supervision or to book a session. I like to offer a pre-supervision session for potential supervisees in order to get to know each other better and to decide if we want to work together. No charge is made for this introductory session.