Supervision with Michael
As a supervisor, I endeavour to foster a supportive and safe space to allow you to reflect on all aspects of your practice. This may include working with ethical tensions, reviewing decisions, exploring any regrets or 'therapeutic errors' as a well as appreciating your successes. My intention is to hold a balance between working in a restorative and facilitative way, whilst also offering gentle challenge where needed. What supports trust-building between us, is a willingness on my part to be open to receiving your feedback about the effectiveness of our work together. Feedback can help me better understand and meet your needs.
I became a counselling supervisor in 2021 and obtained an Advanced Diploma in 'Relational Supervision' with Severn Talking Therapy in 2022. This course has Advanced Specialist Training recognition by the National Counselling Society (NCS).
I work in an integrative, embodied and relational way and have been using Focusing and Somatic Experiencing in my life and work for the past 28 years. I have 18 years' experience as a counsellor as well as 35 years in Mindfulness practice.
I have previously worked for 12 years with Social Services as part of the Out-of-Hours Emergency Duty Team, working with families in crisis providing support and mediation. This means I have a thorough understanding of the complex situations and safeguarding issues that can arise in working with people experiencing distress, as well as a depth understanding of relational trauma and relationship dynamics.
- Anger Issues
- Relationships & Relational Dynamics
- Couples Work
- Loss & Bereavement
- Confidence & Self-Esteem
My Specialisms Include:
If you would like a free 20-minute conversation to explore if I am the 'right fit' supervisor for you, then call or email me to arrange this. I am happy to have this over the phone or via zoom.
To read about my Individual and Couples Counselling work, click the images below:
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.