As a therapist I have always immensely enjoyed the process of supervision and reflection, whether as the supervisor or the supervisee. I have been supervising since 2010 and I have a Cross-Professional Certificate in Creative Supervision and Reflective Practice, from the Institute of Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practice. I am registered with the British Association for Music Therapy as a clinical supervisor.
My areas of specialism are trauma and attachment, with experience primarily with children and families post adoption, adult mental health and learning disabilities (community, in-patient and forensic). I also have experience in the areas of dementia, with adults with profound and multiple disabilities and children with life-limiting conditions. I have worked in a range of contexts: in employed and freelance situations, on multi-disciplinary teams as part of NHS and social work services and within statutory, voluntary and private sectors.
I am open to supervising therapists of any of the four arts therapies disciplines, and for facilitating reflective practice in other cross-professional capacities.
I seek to offer a space that is collaborative, respectful and safe to allow practitioners to explore freely, to bring difficult questions, and to expand their own potential to be the therapist they are.
In addition to words, we can use creative methods and attention to somatic and relational experiences in the present to facilitate exploration of the various layers of the supervisee’s therapeutic work, including where relevant the role of organisational dynamics.
If you would like to explore working with me, please feel free to arrange an initial session free of charge. It may take a few further sessions to determine whether we are a good fit, during which time we will establish a contract for our work together, should we agree to proceed.