Supervision with Shanti
Supervision is a reflective space to be open with yourself about all apsects of your work - to celebrate successes as well as review decisions, ethical tensions and any regrets or 'mistakes'. It is a place for learning but transformation can only occur in a non-threatening environment where there is trust. This is what I aim to build with you, so welcome regular feedback on how you experience our supervision relationship in order that I too continue to learn and grow.
I became a counselling supervisor in 2016 and, subsequently, qualified in relational supervision in 2018. My approach to supervision is person-centred and embodied. I bring professional knowledge along with experience of being a client, counsellor and supervisee myself for around 20 years.
As Lead Counsellor for a local charity, I supervise counselling volunteers and other staff. Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked in the public sector for 17 years and was a team leader. During my counselling training, I worked as a self-employed stress management consultant and trainer, whilst also undertaking placements in the NHS and in a University. On qualifying, I undertook counselling in a local hospice and a lottery-funded project. I went on to become a counselling lecturer in Further Education and adult education tutor. I have delivered many courses on Mindfulness in various roles and introduced it to people with severe mental health issues. As someone with a lifetime's passion for dance, I have a keen interest in embodiment and how this can reflect an individual's life experience as well as offer deep insight in their therapeutic journey.
My SpecialismsI have been in private practice since 2004 and work solely with adults. Over the years, I have gained experience in working with many issues, particularly:
- Loss Adjustment
- Confidence & Self-Esteem
- Disability & Health-Related Issues.
I offer a free 20-minute phone call to start exploring if we are a good 'fit' - something I see as a mutual process. For further details see the 'Fees' page.
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I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their ethical framework. They have a formal process for hearing complaints if they cannot be resolved by talking to me. I am continually growing and developing as a professional and have supervision for all my therapeutic work.