As a clinical supervisor I offer specialised clinical supervision to anyone working therapeutically with babies, children and/or families. I bring with me 13 years of experience as a therapist working with children and families in an integrative manner, using play therapy as my main tool.
For the last 6 years I have worked as a manager and area manager across Scotland for an organisation that delivers school based counselling.
I trained initially as a Play Therapist and I have also undertaken training in Filial Therapy (Gary Landreth CPRT), Family Therapy (Family Therapy Training Network), and recently in Infant Mental Health (University of Warwick IMHOL). As well as membership to BACP I am also a member of the Association of Infant Mental Health (AIMH).
I would describe myself as an integrative/trans-theroretical therapist and supervisor. I draw from a number of theories in my work. For me Person Centred Counselling and Psychodynamic Therapy form the core of my style of working. I feel that this works well as the relationships between the child and family members are well supported by psychodynamic thinking and person centered practice.
Prior to my work as a therapist I worked extensively in education and social work fields; often in multi-disciplinary teams and in supportive roles. I believe that this adds to the quality of supervision I can offer as I am often able to have a good understanding of the children and familes you may be working with. In my management roles particularly I dealt with numerous safeguarding and child protection concerns.
If you are interested in undertaking clinical supervision with me then I will arrange an 15 minute free phone consultation with you. There is no obligation to take up sessions with me if you feel I’m not the right person for you.
Before we start sessions we will have agreed on a contract, and you will be provided with my GDPR statement and safeguarding and complaints guidelines.
We will aim to have our session times on the same day and time each week. We will look at the required number of sessions/hours of supervision you need to have in order to work within the Ethical Framework.
All sessions will then be online until there is a change in current circumstances. Our supervision sessions will be your chance to talk about your case load, challenges you may be finding in private practice, working in an organisation or being a student, etc. I aim to ensure that you feel safe and are working safely with clients, and that you feel supported in your work to help your clients to be able to reach their potential through therapy.