My approach to supervision is integrative and by that I mean it draws on a number of influences and life experience. Theoretically, I describe myself as a relational supervisor and draw from both the humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions. My psychotherapy and supervision practices run in parallel, and although the purpose of the two is broadly different, there are a number of relational overlaps.
I've developed my supervision practice in a range of settings. This has included working with individuals, groups and teams as well as drawing from significant experience in senior management and leadership roles. I have extensive experience of management supervision in the public and private sectors as well as a consultant and coach. I have supervised individuals who have either been in training or have trained, in a range of disciplines from humanistic, psychodynamic and psychoanalytic as well as with counselling psychology. I'm equally comfortable supervising those at the beginning of their use of supervision through to experienced and more senior practitioners.
My own experience of psychotherapy supervision has been with integrative, humanistic, psychodynamic/psychoanalytic and Jungian trained supervisors and they have all influenced me in different ways. I've also been fortunate to work alongside, as well as be mentored by, colleagues from other organisations including the University of Surrey, Grubb Institute, Tavistock Clinic, RoffeyPark Institute and Bath Consulting.
The approach to integrative supervision developed at Metanoia Institute and the work of amongst others, Maria Gilbert, Anne Kearns and Ken Gilbert has shaped my core model. To that, I've integrated more systemic approaches based on ideas developed at the Tavistock Clinic and the Grubb Institute. I've developed a model of practice over the years that let me work across a broad supervision-coaching spectrum, whether working intensively over the long term or more work-focused management supervision, coaching and mentoring. I also have a particular interest in systemic aspects of supervision, particularly those working in organisations, where institutional factors need consideration.