Supervision & Mentoring
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision, Team Support and Consultancy and I offer supervision to individuals and groups at all stages in their work. I believe that regular supervision creates a foundation and clarity.
I work with here and now issues in therapy and also believe that our personal history shapes our responses to present day situations. My approach to supervision work focuses largely on helping each supervisee find their own individualised style of working whilst remaining within their ethical and competence framework and retaining client well being as a priority at all times.
Supervision is a basic requirement once the student is ready to begin working with clients and, we believe, should continue throughout a practitioner’s career. It provides both the student and competent practitioner with a continuing overview of their competency in their work. An opportunity for the continuing development of understanding and skills, a forum to find support, challenge and encouragement and a necessary monitoring of the work with clients. (Sills Fish and Lapworth, Gestalt Counselling 1995).
"Supervisors serve as the keepers of the faith and mentors of the young."
Alonso, in Michael Carrol, Counselling Supervision, 1996
I see my coaching and mentoring work as a specific extension of my counselling and therapy work. It allows more freedom to focus specifically upon areas of increased efficiency effectiveness and performance. My approach includes developing goals, exploring blocks and honing accurate evaluation of current and past performance. I am experienced in working with many specialisms and professional groups including musicians, performers, creative artists, business managers, sales managers and executives. My focus is to enable and empower, with an appropriate balance of support, challenge, direction and encouragement. As always my approach is individually tailored and compassionate.
"Coaching is the art of accessing and then developing the performance, learning and development of another."
John Toscano, SDR vol 22, April 2006