Supervision for counsellors/psychotherapists; and coaching for those in any line of work seeking to improve their competency
How I work
I'm interested in developing a collegial (equal) relationship with you, where we are each an expert. I aim to create a respectful environment where you can talk freely about and learn from your difficulties and triumphs. This way of working is informed by my training, and my own experience of not being judged but helped by my supervisor to examine experiences for continual - and optimal - improvement.
Supervision or coaching often address the interface of the professional and personal. Conversations may be about confidence and competency; decision-making; leadership skills; communication and interpersonal difficulties; barriers to progression etc.
Here is a copy of the Agreement that I discuss with clients in a first session.
You may have read this in other parts of the website: I use Skype voice, video and instant message to connect with clients and supervisees.
Here is a copy of the Online Agreement. It is information about how I work, including practicalities as well as my policy on upholding confidentiality, data protection and ethics. I tend to discuss this with clients in a first session.
Trainee therapists (supervisees)
With two and a half years experience as a trainer on a Counselling BA/Diploma, I'm familiar with some of the hurdles of being a trainee, and the work involved.
I charge £70 per session. I'm open to discussing concessions if needed. I encourage people to 'shop around' for the right supervisor for them.
Frequency and number of sessions
Many opt for fortnightly sessions. Since I am based in East London (Aldgate East) I am available face-to-face here, or otherwise online. Please note that from May 2018 I will be based further East in Leytonstone (E11). If we are not working on an ongoing basis I prefer to decide together the number of sessions.
If after meeting you don't feel comfortable with me I encourage you to 'shop around'. I believe (and evidence suggests) that the relationship between you and your supervisor/coach is the most important factor in meeting your aims.
I'm available on weekdays, daytime and evening.