Laura Joanknecht

Detailed Information
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.
Location Areas Covered
Maidstone, Online, Kent
Type of Client
Individual, Age 16 - 17, Adult, Couple, Group, Family
Type of Session
Telephone , Face-to-face, Video call
Type of practitioner
Diploma in Sex Addiction (Laurel Centre), Diploma in Couples and Family Therapy, BSc (Hons) Psych, Psychosexual Training, Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, PGCE, PG Certificate in Supervision, EMDR Practitioner
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