I view supervision as an important relational process; an essential element for the well being of both therapist and client, as well as promoting the professional development and support of the practitioner.
I supervise therapists working with individual, couples, and groups of all kinds. I am especially interested in the way therapists develop their professional identity and enjoy supporting practitioners to achieve accreditation and to find their own unique style.
I currently offer both consultative and ongoing supervision at both my offices in Buxton and Stockport, and work with practitioners trained in a variety of modalities. I receive regular supervision on my supervisory and training practice.
In line with my interest and clinical experience in outdoor therapy, I have many years experience in supervising outdoor practitioners, and offer supervision in the outdoors for practitioners working with clients and group process in settings outside of the traditional therapy room. This work can take place in either of my indoor practice locations, but I also offer an outdoor supervisory space in my outdoor therapy place in Buxton (see Outdoor Therapy Sessions page) where we can work live with the natural setting as both a facilitative backdrop and partner in the supervisory process.
I also positively welcome requests for supervision on outdoor work from practitioners who are in other geographical locations, including those living outside the UK. This is conducted via phone or Skype.
I am a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (PTSTA), which means that I have been endorsed by EATA to provide supervision and training. I am listed in the UKCP Directory of Approved Supervisors and I have a Diploma in Creative Approaches to Supervision from the London Centre for Psychodrama.
I am a member of the staff at the The South Manchester Centre for Psychotherapy, where I deliver training days as part of the main Transactional Analysis psychotherapy training program. I am the training director of The Centre for Natural Reflection where I also offer training in outdoor psychotherapy (see Outdoor Therapy Training & Events page) and I am especially interested in offering outdoor therapy as a module in main stream counselling & psychotherapy training programs.
My training areas of special interest include ecopsychology, outdoor therapy, group work, script process and protocol, relational psychotherapy, and embodiment.