I have been supervising since 2003 and am an accredited supervisor with PACFA. My own supervision has always felt safe and very productive; so I seek to give my supervisees the same positive experience. I love going to supervision, and I love giving supervision!
I am informed by Daphne Hewson’s Supervision Triangle and work according to each worker’s stage of development. Transference, counter-transference and projective identification are all part of the picture, and so is setting up a business, requirements of professional bodies and preventing burn-out. I find that newer counsellors often ask for more structure and a bit of a road map: I adapt to each worker’s needs.
Skype supervision works well. I offer skype supervision nationally in Australia. It is an excellent alternative to face to face supervision when that seems impractical. Some supervisees have skype supervision with me because they want my particular expertise with couples, trauma, dissociation or domestic violence. Some come to me because of my relational focus.
I am increasingly using Sandplay or Focusing in face to face supervision, when it suits the supervisee. Sometimes, if it fits for you, we use role-plays, tapes of work or case notes to explore what is happening in the room with the client, at other times we might use art, mind-mapping or silence. Whatever works! The client is our primary concern: we are trying together to make your practice the best it can be. Hopefully, we will have fun along the way, and enjoy sparking each other’s mind and heart.
For a fuller understanding of how I supervise, you can read My Philosophy of Supervision here.
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Since 2003 I have seen people in a range of roles for supervision, including:
- Counsellors at all stages of development
- Relationship counsellors
- Counsellors in private practice
- Counsellors in agencies (eg Salvos Counselling, LifeCare )
- Counsellors of children
- Group workers (eg Parenting groups, Domestic Violence groups, )
- Addictions counsellors (Gambling, Alcohol and Other Drugs )
- Mental Health workers
- Managers of community organisations
- SHLV workers (domestic violence workers who help keep women safe)
- Brighter Futures and EIPP (Early Intervention with families at risk of significant harm …ROSH)
- Many others…
- ALL AREAS by skype.
- Blackheath (most days/nights)