Supervision provides a space where people working in the caring professions can reflect on their work in a safe, collegial and collaborative way. Difficulties in the work are explored as well as successes and achievments. The purpose of Supervision is to provide support, reflection, feedback and backup.
I have been working as a Supervisor for over 12 years and have worked with a wide range of professionals including:
- Community Workers
- Social workers
As a Supervisor I am committed to offering a safe, supportive, collegial and collaborative space for you to explore your work. I believe that Supervision should be collaborative and collegial.
My approach is supportive and facilitative. I have a deep respect for my Supervisees. I encourage them to express themselves as freely as they possibly can. To facilitate this, I practice total non judgement. When someone feels safe to be themselves, exactly where they are, I find that they get far more out of Supervision. If you feel you have to be cautious and guarded because you don’t feel safe then you miss out on the wonderful benefits of Supervision.
When there is a safe space to explore your work, I find that the most interesting insights and creative ideas emerge. One of the main benefits of Supervision is the deep support it can provide for you in your work. It can reduce a sense of isolation, particularly for those in Private Practice. It can be a place to unburden yourself and feel that you are not carrying difficult situations on your own. It can encourage you to reach your potential as a Counsellor. It can remind you of how valuable your work is. It can challenge you to make changes if they’re going to benefit your clients.
If you decide you would like to come for Supervision we will arrange to meet and explore together what you would like to get from the work. You will have an opportunity to ask questions about my approach and express any concerns you might have. We can then decide together whether I am the right person for you.
I am a fully accredited Supervisor with the Irish Association for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, IAHIP.