I can provide supervision for individuals and small groups and hold a Certificate in Mindfulness based Supervision having trained in Bath with OPAL.
I offer Supervision to health professional as individuals and in small groups.
Supervision is a working alliance between two professionals where supervisees offer an account of their work, reflect upon it, receive feedback, and receive guidance where appropriate. The object of this alliance is to enable the worker to gain in ethical competency, confidence and creativity so as to give the best possible service to clients.
Inskipp and Proctor, 2001
I am influenced by the Inskipp and Proctor Model of Supervision but also enjoy using the Contemplative approach to Supervision using body, speech and mind for the supervisee to present the client. Where appropriate, particularly when there are a number of organisations involved with the client being presented I use the seven eyed model from Hawkins and Shohet.
For Supervising small groups I tend to favour authoritative group supervision, but can work with participative group supervision.
I have experienced supervision in many forms for over thirteen years, this has included peer, group and individual supervision. I have valued the input and challenge of supervision on my practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist.
Your psychotherapist offers an approach to working through issues using mindfulness based psychotherapy.
Humanistic and Integrative backgound
Training began at Karuna Institute in 1993, and was first accredited as a psychotherapist by the UKCP through its Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College HIPC to practice as a Core Process Psychotherapist in 2003. Karuna has taught and championed the use of mindfulness particularly in the relationship to develop a therapeutic alliance. Maura Sills a Director of The Karuna Institute has taught, and supported using mindfulness in psychotherapy for over 25 years in the United Kingdom.
Core process psychotherapy training
As a Core Process Psychotherapist training began at the Karuna Institute completing the foundation year then moving onto the Professional Diploma. After accruing sufficient client hours working as a psychotherapist, I accredited through the Karuna Institute with the UKCP, then studied for and completed a Master of Arts in Core Process Psychotherapy in 2002.
I have been a UKCP approved Supervisor, Psychotherapist and Counsellor in Southampton since 2003. I work with couples having completed the ‘Key to Couples Work’ with Jennie Miller which offers a TA approach.
Supervisor, Psychotherapist and Counsellor since 2003
Earlier in life, l studied and worked as an Systems Engineer becoming interested in Spirituality, Buddhism, Personal Development, Social and Ecological Responsibility. Training firstly as a Counsellor, then as a Psychotherapist and finally as a Secondary School Teacher. My abode is in Shirley Southampton, Hampshire with my wife and our two children. I see clients as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Private Practice.
Currently, I rent rooms at the Romney Centre in Southampton which is in the Avenue. Individual clients are for 50 minute hours weekly, and couples normally for 90 minutes sessions on a fortnightly basis. Please call the Romney Centre to make an appointment or email me for availability.