As a supervisor I believe that an holistic approach to supervision is essential.
You are the tool of your trade and I hope to provide you with a space in which you can freely discuss all aspects of your work free of judgement. This will encourage a thorough exploration of the work that you do, and where your own process impacts on your work, we can identify whether a discussion about this in supervision frees you up for greater congruence with your client or where there is a deeper issue you can further delve into this in your therapy.
Alongside this, I am keen to support you in exploring different theoretical approaches and how developing your awareness of these can underpin your practice, giving you a strong foundation from which to operate from. Working with addicts requires a great deal of compassion and empathy and I hope that in supervision we will be able together to identify any areas of stuckness or frustration you may feel and how to address these within the relationship.
I work integratively drawing on a variety of approaches to enhance how to understand client phenomenology and the transference and counter transference in the relationship that can also be paralleled in supervision. Addiction is generally a sign of trauma and having worked in the field of sexual violence since 2002 I have learnt many different ways of engaging clients even when talking can feel impossible.
As well as my other psychotherapy and supervision qualifications I trained in Sex Addiction at the Laurel Centre.