"She makes me so angry."

"I think about him all the time."

"I still feel upset by that situation."

"I can’t bear to be in the same room as them."

When, as professionals, we work with people – directees, patients, clients, collegues – we are affected by them. Some we will like, others we may dread; a few will haunt us. Supervision, also known as ‘reflective practice’, can help us with how we are affected by the people we seek to help and to become more effective in our work with them.

Supervision gives an opportunity to:

  • reflect upon how we are affected by our work practice
  • discharge difficult and uncomfortable feelings
  • receive support and encouragement
  • gain insights into our reactions
  • explore other ways of being with, and responding to those we listen to
  • receive training
  • put in place professional norms and good practice

Supervision in a group:

  • draws on the collective experience and wisdom of the individuals
  • allows us to learn from the ways others work
  • provides a safe place to step inside the shoes of your patient or client

I have training and experience of providing supervision to:

The confidentiality of the patient or client is very important and will always be protected by keeping their identity unknown.