Linda Williamson, MA, Dip HIP
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
My Supervision training was undertaken with the Centre for Supervision and Training Development in Bath (CSTD).
My supervision style is underpinned by the 'Seven Eyed Model' developed by Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet but tailored to the developmental needs of the supervisee.
For me, supervision is an important part of the scaffolding that allows practitioners to provide support for their clients. It sits alongside other forms of self-care to prevent stress and burnout, but has the additional role of enabling supervisees to work at their best.
Although working as a therapist or counsellor can be tremendously rewarding, it can feel weighty, especially at present, when individual clients’ woes are often amplified by the uncertainty caused by wider issues, such as Covid 19 and climate change. As professionals we are not immune from these concerns, therefore exploring the impact of these issues in supervision can help us to respond appropriately to clients.
Having attended a Supervision Workshop with Donna Orange, I try to emulate her affirming, compassionate stance whilst offering an appropriate degree of challenge.
At present I am offering supervision at a reduced rate of £35 per 50 minute session.
Sessions usually take place in Bristol but are currently via an on-line platform, eg Zoom.