Supervision for counsellors/psychotherapists; and Coaching for those in any line of work seeking to improve their competency
How I work
I work in a person-centred way. This means that I'm interested in developing a collegial (equal) relationship, 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 coach/supervisor to examine experiences for continual - and optimal - improvement.
Here is a copy of the Agreement that I discuss at the start of sessions. It is information about how I work, explaining both the practical and formal. Questions welcome at any point.
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.
All initial sessions are £40. The reduced fee is to support you to 'shop around' if you need to. After the initial session I charge £55-£70 (sessions are 50 minutes). Happy to discuss what you would pay on this scale.
Frequency and number of sessions
Many opt for weekly or fortnightly sessions. Since I am based in East London (Aldgate East) I am available face-to-face here, or otherwise online. 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 during the day and evenings.