Kathy is a qualified and experienced supervisor of counselling practice. Her supervision training was a mixture of Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis and she qualified at the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy. If you require supervision as a trainee or qualified counsellor Kathy can offer supervision both face to face and via Skype.
Kathy’s approach to supervision is as follows:
“Supervision both giving and receiving is an intellectual and emotional challenge. It provides a space to explore and reflect not just upon the client work or dynamic but to also examine what it challenges you as an individual with, being open to that challenge is where the growth happens.
Learning, changing and growing is essential for our health as human beings, but becomes even more important when we carry the responsibility of working with and influencing often vulnerable others, who may be struggling to function, or relate to significant others in their own lives.
As a counsellor I recognise the essential skill of enabling change, of being a catalyst for enquiry and then for change. As a supervisor this works on two levels, in the room with the supervisee and then through their process with their client. This requires even more care and responsibility than the counselling process itself.
I work with the seven–eyed supervision process model, where we focus on the client and what and how they present and on an exploration of the strategies and interventions used by the supervisee, the relationship between the client and the supervisee and also on focusing on the supervisee and on the supervisory relationship itself and finally on my own process as a supervisor and the wider context in which the supervision happens.
I think it is rare to find a supervisor who can challenge and support, but also allow you to be totally honest and vulnerable and who can support you both as a professional and an individual.
As a supervisor that is who I would hope to be and it is what I expect from my own supervision.”
Please contact Kathy for further information.