Supervision with Mandy

"I see supervision as the creation of a good relational space between us as supervisor and supervisee where creative, collaborative learning and personal growth can take place".


Working together

 

I provide a warm and collaborative environment to encourage open discussion about all aspects of your professional practice.

The Learning is in our relationship

 

Successful supervision results in personal development and growth of you, my supervisee. Deeper knowledge. More confidence in your professional practice. The learning from sharing in supervision comes from what is possible in our work together. We both learn from the experience.


One-to-one or Group Supervision

You can attend clinical supervision on a 1 to 1 basis, face to face or online, or join a supervision group.  Both options are available for supervisees. Why not call me to talk about what might suit you best?  Also see my article on considering group supervision here.

Supporting and empowering you in your practice

 

My curiosity as your supervisor will be in what it is you need from your supervision in order to continue to grow as a professional and ethical practitioner.  What we need from supervision varies so much individually and is influenced by the where the supervisee is on their professional journey.

Being you

I believe its important to be comfortable enough and have a strong enough relationship with your supervisor so that you can be yourself.  Share what you need to share about your practice, in the interest of your clients.


Clear expectations of each other

From the outset it is important to me that we agree what our expectations are from each other. We will discuss and agree what you can expect from me in supervision and what can be expected from you.


My ethos

I aim to support my supervisees in their therapeutic work by providing a warm, safe, confidential space. Within this environment for them to share their practice and be reflective, developing as a therapist whilst gaining insight into their professional practice and enabling personal growth. I believe that we continue to learn from our experiences and from each other and in working collaboratively within the relationship with my supervisees, provides the basis for personal growth and development. Take a look at my article here on the Wonders of Supervision.

 

My experience

I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist, BACP accredited counsellor, qualified supervisor, trainer and examiner. I am endorsed by UKATA as Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (PTSTA).  I work and supervise as an integrative psychotherapist using a relational approach. I build on my experience as a transactional analyst psychotherapist and humanistic counsellor. I teach and assess counselling and psychotherapy at several Higher Education colleges.

 

A commitment to your development

I believe that we all have the drive to continue to grow professionally over time. Together we can work alongside each other and you can continue to develop from your evolving professional practice.

 

Meeting and exploring your needs

If you like to have a conversation about coming to see me for supervision, you can call or email. See also the scheduled Supervision Open Day.


How you can use supervision?

Supervision can be used in a number of different ways to support you in your professional development. Here are some examples.

Client presentations

Perhaps the more obvious way of using supervision is to discuss your presenting client work. This will Include discussing working with different personalities and presentations plus talking through your thinking of your treatment for the clients you provide therapy.  

Preparing for exams

You may be preparing for either written or oral exams and supervision can help you prepare for these. You can talk through and share written work, develop written work in supervision and practice presenting work and undertaking mock exam-type situations.

Dealing with professional and ethical issues

Working within other organisations and in private practice brings challenges and a complicated environment in which to practice. When ethical or professional issues arise, talking them through can be supportive and can help explore and clarify the best way forward.  

Working with transference and countertransference

It is valuable to be able to explore the transference and countertransference that evolves within the therapeutic relationship with your client and as a result explore the unconscious relational patterns that emerge between you and enrich your client work.

Setting up in private practice

There are both developing the business and professional type issues that are faced when setting up in private practice and it is possible to explore these in supervision. To consider how best to approach marketing your practice and creating a client base.  There are also a range of professional issues that require consideration too such as safety and administration and assessment. Support can be provided in all of these areas. 

Working on your confidence

Talking through your client work and how you work specifically with your clients can build your confidence in your professional practice.

Widening your knowledge and approach

Supervision can be used to help widen your knowledge and your approach to your client work. This can include receiving teaching on therapeutic theory and issues of interest.  This can further develop your skills and expertise.

Sharing your experiences and professional practice

Working as a counsellor or psychotherapist can be isolatingwork.  Supervision can provide an opportunity to share your challenges, your successes and your experiences. It can offer support.