‘‘This is not an exercise in conversion – in leading another, subtly or otherwise, to adopt your stance and your beliefs – but to accompany them as they learn, through reflection, to find meaning for themselves.’
(Michael Caroll, in a Foreword for Moore, B., 2016, p. XIII).
Supervision has been defined as “A working alliance between the supervisor and the counsellor in which the counsellor can offer an account or recording of their work; reflect on it; receive feedback, and where appropriate guidance.”(Inskipp and Proctor, 2001, p.1)
In my role as supervisor, my main concern is around reducing any perceived power imbalance, and creating an atmosphere where one professional can support another in a non-judgemental atmosphere. There are only extreme circumstances in which this role may become prescriptive, and my hope would be that an open atmosphere will reduce the chances of this ever occurring.
I am informed in my work by various models of Supervision, including firstly Page and Wosket’s Cyclical Model, which I use to inform the structure of individual sessions, secondly Inskipp and Proctor’s Model of Supervision which is beautiful in its simplicity and keeps me on track with the various roles I fulfil as a supervisor, and thirdly the Seven-Eyed Model developed by Hawkins and Shohet, which considers not only the supervision relationship but also the relationships we share with the clients being brought to supervision within a wider context. These implicitly inform the work and are not explicitly discussed to maintain the focus on the supervisee and what they bring.
I OFFER INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP SUPERVISION IN ANTRIM TOWN IN A CENTRAL AND CONVENIENT LOCATION. I HAVE COMPLETED A LEVEL 6 QUALIFICATION AS A SUPERVISOR, AM ACCREDITED WITH THE BACP AND AM CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF APPLYING FOR SENIOR ACCREDITATION. MY COSTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISION – £35 PER HOUR OR £50 FOR 1.5 HRS
GROUP SUPERVISION – £25 FOR A 2 HR SESSION
APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE WEEKDAYS DURING THE DAY AND EVENING.
PLEASE GO TO www.all-of-you.co.uk/conniechaudhry to see a full list of my qualifications and CPD.