Supervision with Shanti
I see supervision as a Reflective Space to be honest with yourself about all apsects of your work - to celebrate your successes as much as review professional decisions, ethical tensions and any perceived 'mistakes' you have made. The latter is often where the deepest learning and transformation takes place and can only happen in a non-threatening environment.
The trust we build between us is important and I welcome your feedback on our supervision relationship on an on-going basis, whilst my feedback may help you fine-tune the areas in which to seek out on-going professional development opportunities.
I have been a Counselling Supervisor since 2016, plus I qualified in 'Relational Supervision' in January 2018. My approach to supervision is Person-Centred, embodied, empathic and relational. I bring to the relationship all of my professional knowledge along with my experience of being a client, counsellor and supervisee myself over nearly 20 years.
As Lead Counsellor for a local charity, I supervise counselling volunteers and other staff (both individually and in groups). Prior to my counselling career, I was a policy officer in the public sector where I was responsible for a small team, their overall performance and conducting their appraisals.
I have worked as a counsellor with staff in the NHS, students in Higher Education and the bereaved in a Hospice setting. I have also worked as a Counselling Lecturer in Further Education and as an Adult Education Tutor too. I have long relationship with Mindfulness and have delivered many courses on this subject, including to people who have severe mental health issues (with whom I worked for almost four years). As a dancer, I also 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.
- Loss Adjustment
- Confidence & Self-Esteem
- Disability & Health-Related Issues.
My SpecialismsI have been in Private Practice since 2004 and work solely with Adults. I have gained experience in working with many issues, particularly:
I offer a FREE 20-minute phone call, if you want to explore whether I am a good 'fit' for you and your work. Then the possibility of an hour-long session at half price to continue exploring our 'fit' and, potentially, contract for on-going supervision.
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I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. BACP has a formal route through which complaints can be heard if they cannot be resolved, in the first instance, by talking to me - more information is available on BACP's website.
In addition to continuing professional development, I am in on-going supervision for all my therapeutic work.