Workplace Staff Support

Bespoke Training & Reflective Practice

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Workplace Staff Support

Reflective Practice and Cross Professional Supervision.

My Masters study in Supervisory Practice focused on cross professional supervision. I bring the model of Supervision from counselling and psychotherapy into the world of  helping & caring; education; business and IT. This reflective space to look at the challenges of work and the impact on wellbeing. It is important as an on-going prevention and support to compassion fatigue, burnout and the stressors of everyday work. In an increasingly demanding work life loaded with deadlines, targets, and `through put´ the human aspect of work can easily be overlooked and undervalued.  This at a point in time when it is most needed. The emotional and psychological impact of work can be challenging.  Supervision is one response.  It can be viewed as the ‘pithead time’, for those who work at the coal face of human difficulties; a time to shower off and let go of any residue from work.[1] A space where the human being impacted from the work of care-giving and dealing with others can experience restoration and maintain well being.

[1] ‘Pithead time’, is something which the miners in England fought for in the 1930’s. It was the right to wash off the grime and coal dust of work, at work, rather than take it home with them to their homes and families.

Bespoke Training

I facilitate training and development providing tailor made workshops based around the themes of Reflective Practice; Caring for Self in the Workplace, and ‘Approaching Work with Ease’. I have provided specific training and continuous personal and professional development for the adult education and community sector.

Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision

I offer supervision on clinical practice to both trainee and experienced therapists, and therapists working towards accreditation. With a Masters in Supervisory Practice and as an accredited supervisor I see this is a collaborative and creative learning space. I use a process model combined with the ‘seven eyed model’ of Hawkins & Shohet as the basis for the work.

I offer one to one and group supervision both in the work place and at my office in the Stone Arch Centre