supervision is one
of my specialities and I have many hundreds of hours experience across a range
of media and with a wide range of individuals and groups in different settings.
I have published on supervision in Existential Perspectives on Supervision which
was edited by van Deurzen and Young by Palgrave in 2009 and offer supervision
what type of therapeutic
work do you supervise?
With my wide ranging background of
therapy and supervising, I provide supervision to those working in many
different areas including: psychiatric/mental health, bereavement,
drugs and alcohol, counselling in education, couple-work, general
counselling.... the list is extensive. I also have a network of
experienced colleagues who are available to supervise.
what is your philosophy of supervision?
Supervision is a collaborative
enterprise between the supervisee and supervisor which attempts to ensure that both you and your clients are safe in your work together
and that your clients are receiving the professional and ethical service they
deserve to help them live their lives more fully.
creative, challenging and
We will use this time
to explore the client’s
world, the therapeutic relationship,
your process and also our
As we continually appraise
role as a therapist or supervisor,
therapeutic work, and professional and ethical questions and demands
are pivotal considerations.
you wish also to use supervision time for working on case studies, discussions
about theory or practical matters, questions about setting up practice or
professional pathways or for exploring deeper issues arising from your work,
these can also be part of our
I aim to be responsive to your requirements.
I hope always to
encourage and support the people who come to me for supervision and engender a
sense of trust so that they feel safe to express themselves openly
and own their doubts and biases. In the
sessions you are free to express yourself in whatever way you choose.
Occasionally, I have used modelling clay, drawing and role-play to bring new
perspectives on our work, although this is not everybody's cup of tea.
what is your training
As well as being a UKCP registered
psychotherapist with 11 years clinical experience of practice,
I am an experienced
supervisor and have completed a Supervision and Groupwork training with Emmy van
eligible to go for
accreditation with the BACP as a
Group and Individual Supervisor.
After managing a counselling service for a large mental health charity, I
opted for a more clinical role. I moved to another
large mental health organisation and for 2 years was in-house assessment and counselling supervisor, providing group and individual supervision
to volunteer counsellors from a wide variety of academic and cultural backgrounds
supervise in private
practice and in
a number of
on Masters and Post-Masters Programmes.
I provide clinical
supervision services to a variety of organisations offering psychological
offer on-line and
telephone supervision by special arrangement.
I am equally adept at supervising crisis
intervention, short term, long term and medium term work
for individuals, couples and groups.
I have an active therapeutic
of my own which
reflects a wide
diversity. I attend my own supervision regularly
and fully to question and self-challenge.
you say more about your supervisees?
The spectrum is wide. Some
people I supervise are just starting out with
first clients, others are vastly experienced
and seek supervision for their own supervision work as well as their
psychotherapy work with groups, individuals and couples. They represent a gamut of counselling and therapeutic stances
and integrations and,
working in different settings,
of presenting issues.
what knowledge base informs the work?
My work is cross-theory. While my main philosophical underpinning is
phenomenological, I am informed by many different ideas and
approaches. My particular interests are the therapeutic relationship and
non-verbal phenomena, such as Gendlin's ideas about the felt-sense. I work with humanistic /existential stance and cross-theory depending on situation
and have a keen interest in psychodynamic theories such as attachment theory,
psychodynamic views on childhood development, unconscious and dissociated ideas,
replaying unhelpful behaviours. Gestalt techniques can be useful and I
occasionally use different media such as drawing and playdoh for exploring work
on a different dimension with supervisees.
your standard practice?
I use a standard practice
template as a starting point for discussion. Supervision work can vary from
individual to individual.
Take this link see the template.
what if I'm looking for
a different style of supervision from the one described above?
Let's talk and I will refer you on to
a suitable experienced supervisor or advise you where you might source one depending on your
how do I go forward with supervision?
To find out more and have a conversation, do just
call. You might find it useful to think about your availability and the
frequency of sessions you are thinking about, before you make contact. Contact Simone Lee on
8445 6000 or
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