My approach as a therapist and supervisor is integrative, combining as it does a person-centred or humanistic base with CBT (and now third-wave CBT or ACT) psychotherapeutic techniques as well as elements of NLP. In addition to my work with adult clients, I have spent many years working with young people and supporting trainee therapists to do the same. My clinical supervision qualification covers both counsellors and youth workers. I am experienced in writing supervision reports for trainee and accreditation portfolios. Many supervisees appear to find it useful that I also have both experience and qualification in working with individuals on the autistic spectrum as this is apparently considered an unusual additional specialism.
I am familiar with holding groups for both training and supervision and spent several years supervising trainee and qualified counsellors at a youth counselling agency in Buckinghamshire. I consider group supervision in a warm and mutually supportive environment to be one of the most significant forms of CPD available to therapists whatever their status and experience.
Once a clinical supervision relationship has been established, I am happy to work with supervisees online if they so choose. I do not recommend this for initial sessions however.
Finding the right fit in a clinical supervisor is crucial to any therapist's ongoing good practice so I offer any potential supervisee who wishes to come and check me out the opportunity of a cost-free face to face initial meeting.