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The supportive task of supervision provides catalytic help - to enable reflection on issues ultimately affecting practice, learning from experience, problem solving and pinpointing ways of dealing with difficult emotions, decision making and planning and reviewing application to practice.

Hawkins and Shohet, 2006

Honesty, respect, sharing, encouragement and hope are my values which I bring into each session.

Being a mental health practitioner can be incredibly satisfying. It can also be lonely as it is impossible to share experiences and emotions, especially regarding clients, freely.
Clinical Supervision with me provides a safe space to unload, sort through, observe, take perspective and try a new approach.

Areas we can explore are:

Case Consultation
+Identification of helpful and unhelpful strategies, beliefs and ways of approaching clients   

We all can easily fall into the traps of automatic responses. This is true for everyone. Stepping back helps to take stock and consider, what works and what doesn’t. The same applies to supervision. That is why I seek supervision on supervision and invite feedback from supervisees at any time!

Professional Development
+    Skill building
Sharing knowledge and resources gathered while working in this field for many years is a  joy and a commitment for me.

+    Ethical Issues/Ethical decision making

Each decision made must be one, you can look back on and know good reasons why you made it.

+    Boundaries, regarding clients, colleagues or others

Healthy boundaries are strong and flexible. They are the best safe guard for you, your clients and others.

Personal Development
+    Self-care/ work-life balance/risk of burn out

Conversations about authenticity and doing what we say helps us to stay accountable to our clients and ourselves.

+    Personal issues affecting your work

Supervision is not therapy. But from my wholistic point of view, personal and professional are intertwined parts of who you are.

+    Fostering the ability to ‘self supervise’ or self reflect by examining personal reactions and their links to own experiences or theories

To know why we choose what we choose opens the opportunity to choose differently, if this is helpful or better workable.

Business Coaching
+    Building private practice

It is not only important to strife for ‘full books’, but also to consider what kind of practice you want to build and what kind of practitioner you want to be.

+    Support in becoming the kind of practitioner you want to be, based on your strength and the benefit to clients

It is your right to choose which kind of clients you would like to work with. And if your choice is not driven by fear or avoidance, this will benefit the clients you will then work with.

While I am familiar with a variety of models for supervision, flexibility in their use and tuning into your needs are most important.

Models which inspired me:

+    The Seven Eyed Supervision Model (Hawkins and Shohet 1989)
+    Person Centered Supervision ( Carl Rogers)
+    SHAPE ( ACT based Supervision Model, Morris and Tilch 2019)
+    Integrated/Eclectic Models ( according to the ‘cardinal principles of integrative supervision' by Bernard and Goodyear, 1998)


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