Qualifications and experience
I'm a COSCA trained supervisor and a BACP accredited counsellor. Since 2004 I've worked with both adults and young people (aged 11 and over) with wide-ranging issues and in a variety of settings (private and voluntary organisations, higher education, secondary schools and youth services). Currently, in addition to my private practice, I'm the clinical lead for a private consultancy offering case management support to counsellors across Scotland. I work for a variety of EAPs, charitable organisations and health insurers.
Purpose of Supervision
Inskipp and Proctor (1993) in their model of supervision practice maintain that there are three main tasks of supervision restorative (support), formative (learning and developmental) and normative (managerial) where both supervisor and supervisee work together to ensure that good practice standards are upheld.
I've trained in several therapeutic orientations, the main ones being Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT and Mindfulness. I also work creatively using art based therapy techniques to help with exploration of issues that may be below the surface of awareness. I believe in working flexibly and collaboratively, tailoring supervision to the needs of the supervisee, and supporting each practitioner with respect to their chosen therapeutic modality while taking into consideration their organisational context.