Supervision – individuals
Reflect on your whole self
I encourage you to bring your whole self to explore and reflect on together:
- your thoughts,
- ideas, hopes,
- ‘mistakes’, and
- your practice.
My role will be to challenge and support you as a colleague, offering evaluative feedback and guidance as appropriate, through the safe environment of relational depth.
I will respond to your learning needs and agenda; it is not to impose an agenda on you. We will have regular, protected time for you to reflect on all aspects of your practice. Our relationship will be one of consultative supervision – a relationship between professional equals.
The sessions can be from one hour to 90 minutes or more, as necessary.
Supervision can take place in person (if in West Norfolk), over the telephone or via zoom.
For any pending worries, challenges or ethical issues that may come up for you, you can have phone or zoom support between sessions and we can agree this, and the fees, when we discuss your needs.
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Supervision – group
Love, challenge and relational depth in supervision
I offer a supervision group entitled ‘Love, Challenge & Relational Depth in Group Supervision’. We would meet once a month for six months for two hours via zoom. The group will consist of the same four practitioners every month, so trust can be built, led by me as your supervisor. There’ll be an opportunity to sign up for a further six months.
We will create a professional supervision space. Together we will create the conditions for you to reflect on any aspect of your work as a coach, supervisor and beyond. You can explore any area that impacts on your work – directly or indirectly. This means at times you may find it helpful to reflect directly on client work, on your wider working portfolio, events in work or in your life more generally, or your feelings, beliefs and thoughts. Supervision can encompass any reflection and exploration that supports you to give your services to others in a professional, confident and competent way.
Supervision also holds a role in maintaining standards and ethics in the profession. We will each bring our best thinking and feeling, sensing and intuition into a mature professional dialogue should an ethical issue arise. We may draw on ethical frameworks, professional body literature or other resources where it is helpful to do so.
I invite us all to hold these ‘essence behaviours’ as we create, and maintain, our supervision relationships. Our application may be different respecting our individual role in the relationship.
- Attune to self (the inner journey)
- Engage with love (holding positive regard for self and others)
- Serve the intention (holding the contracts between us)
- Hold the space, work with the edges (creating a conscious learning space; noticing when we bump up against contractual agreements – explicit/implicit, spoken/unspoken – and being willing to enter an inquiry)
- Illuminate and explore what is calling for attention (staying with what is here, noticing our feelings, thoughts, interpretations, assumptions and meaning-making)
- Dare to call it out (an invitation for trust and courage, any one of us might notice something that is calling to be spoken)
- Attend to the individuals, relationships and situational contexts (keeping our awareness on the multiple layers in the system, moving between them)
Fees are paid up front for the six months, as this is a commitment to engagement and attendance from all parties – £960 (that’s just £80 an hour). There are no refunds if you can’t make a session, as the idea is to build the commitment, though of course there will always be unforeseen circumstances.
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I set dates with you once I see what interest there is.
It might be a mix of therapists and coaches, as that can lead to fascinating learning.
Testimonials for group supervision
If you are a coach or therapist and want to ensure your practice is safe, ethical and providing the optimum amount of challenge and support, tailored to the needs of each individual, then supervision is essential.
Supervision is a confidential space that enables you to gain deeper understanding of your situation, clients and your self and discuss personal and professional issues that you are unable to discuss with your colleagues, family, friends or associates. It is a platform for personal and professional continual learning and growth.
The session was my first supervision session and it exceeded my expectations. I left having felt confident in how to improve my practice going forward and have discussed what had been worrying me. Just from the first session I have been able to identify the importance and benefits of maintaining regular supervision.
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As a supervisor working with individuals and groups, I support transformational practice, ensuring quality is maintained and helping to tackle ethical dilemmas. I have a passion and commitment for providing a safe, non-judgemental yet challenging space in which to allow others to grow and learn.
In my therapeutic work I firmly believe that no one model or approach fits all, instead it is the relationship that provides an environment and space for learning, growth and change and the client and therapist co-create meaning. This follows through into my supervisory practice and can help reduce the conflict of bias where supervisor and supervisee have differing theoretical orientation.
My supervisory model has five key focus areas (Hawkins and Shohet 2013):
- Learning and unlearning – learning cycles and the stuck learning patterns of supervisees
- Reflecting – the different aspects of reflecting (from which the seven eyed model grew)
- Relating – working at relational depth, staying engaged without becoming reactive
- Collaborating – working together making good use of the subjectivity and intersubjectivity of the supervisor and supervisee and what is co-created
- Sustaining one’s own resilience – managing stress, avoiding burnout and mapping and building resources
I trained in two models of supervision for both coaching and therapy:
1. The “Seven-eyed Model” sometimes called the Process Model. This model was developed by Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet in their book “Supervision in the Helping Professions” (1989, revised 2014)
2. CLEAR – A supervision model developed in the 1980s then used as a model of coaching (Hawkins and Smith 2006). Outlined in Supervision in the Helping Professions, Hawkins and Shohet (2010)
BACP endorsed Certificate in Counselling Supervision: Theory, Research, Skills and Practice., 2014-15.
Certificate in Supervision – individuals and groups, 2012
European Mentoring & Coaching Council accredited supervisor (ESIA,) 2019
Competences of a supervisor: Supervision Competence Framework (EMCC)
Professional requirements for supervision
Individual coaching supervision can take place fortnightly or once a month, depending on the amount of coaching you are doing. It is recommended that you receive at least 1.5 hours of supervision every month or a ratio of 1:35, whichever comes sooner.
Group supervision: If there are four supervisees or less in the group, each counsellor/coach can claim up to 50% of the time together. If there are five or more, the time needs to be divided by the number of supervisees in the group.
Please contact me for more information, with no obligation or pressure.
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Other recommended supervisors
You might want to try the following dual-skilled supervisors:
Katherine Powell for coaching supervision.
Steve Neesam for coaching/counselling supervision.
Kate Glenholmes for coaching supervision: email@example.com. Tel: +44 7931549103