"Supervision is not done by the supervisor, but jointly between the supervisor and the supervisee." Hawkins 2007
My style of supervision is consultative. I provide a space for you, whether you are a counsellor, psychotherapist or an allied professional to bring your client load, and consult with me about that work. I hold in mind the three functions of supervision as outlined by Proctor. Namely; the formative, (educational) normative (ethical issues, the 'norms' of the profession and possible legal issues) and most importantly restorative (the effect of the work on the supervisee, personal issues, workload, time management and stress).
I value highly my one-to-one work with my supervisees, however group supervision has its' own benefits, including peer feedback and and a multi layered approach to personal and professional development. Details of fees and other arrangements are available on request and agreed collaboratively.
As an Integrated, Humanistic Counsellor & Psychotherapist I thought it important to choose Clinical Supervision training that adopted the same model. Therefore, in December 2009 I embarked on the CASCADE Supervision Diploma. It was originally set up by Francesca Inskipp and Brigid Proctor in the 1980s. At the end of 2010 I was awarded my Diploma in Clinical Supervision of Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Allied Professionals.
One-to-one charges are £60 per hour. £90 for the BACP recomended hour-and-a-half.
For an initial, informal and open meeting, free of charge and with no obligation, please call or email.
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I have checked on the governments website https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/uk-gdpr-guidance-and-resources/ and while I have no legal obligations in this area, I do have an ethical duty to adhere to the principles of the legislation, and I am happy to do so.
Counselling and psychotherapy is a confidential activity. I do not share clients’ personal data with others. The exception being that if I believe that a client is at risk of seriously harming themselves, or someone else then I reserve the right to break confidentiality in order to prevent harm. The other exception is that if I am ordered to by a court of law, then I would have to. This would be following a court order, signed by a judge. The police or anyone else have no right to obtain details of my clients without a signed court order.
So what information do I store? Your name, address, phone number and that of your General Practitioner are noted on paper and kept locked away separately from all other paperwork.
I do keep notes about my sessions with clients, and these are not identifiable by name, just a code that only I know. These notes are again stored on paper and are kept locked away separately. I do not keep any client records stored electronically. However clients’ phone numbers and their first name are stored on my phone and if you email me then your email address will be recorded within the hard drive of my lap top.
Client’s may withdraw consent for me to hold the above information at any time and may ask for any information I hold to be sent to them. I have a duty to comply with any such request within one month.