I am a BACP accredited integrative counsellor working with individuals and relationships/couples. My experience includes work with common mental health problems, relationships, self-esteem, sexual and physical abuse, religious doubt and spiritual abuse. I use Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Person-Centred therapy and have been working with clients since 2018. I am also a counselling tutor, with experience of teaching on CPCAB level 2 & 3 courses.
I use the Seven eyed model of supervision, This is a holistic model which considers the whole of the therapeutic process, by:
Eye 1: Focusing on the client- how they present, behave, speak, hold themselves.
Eye 2: Focusing on how you work with the client and interventions you use.
Eye 3: Explores the relationship between you and your client.
Eye 4: Your process, thoughts and feelings with your client.
Eye 5: Our relationship, how are you feeling supported or what might you be holding back.
Eye 6: What am I bring to the process, what awareness do i have as a supervisor that may benefit your client work.
Eye 7: What is the wider context to consider, ethical frameworks, the clients history, organisations you work for, outside influences in the work, such as personal lives.
Supervision should provide an environment that is formative, normative and restorative.
Formative supervision helps you to develop you skills and knowledge, learn and grow as a counsellor.
Normative supervision maintains professional standards and focuses on legal and ethical practice, functional aspects of running your private practice and safeguarding.
Restorative supervision supports you and helps manage stress in your practice, exploring areas ou are finding challenging, and supporting you to explore other ideas and perspective.