Putting your client first.
I am qualified as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist having trained at the Quest Institute with Trevor Sylvester. I have also attained my Master Practitioner in NLP, again at the Quest Institute and after 3 years of seeing clients and some additional training in addiction, smoking cessation and further NLP work outside of the Quest fold, I felt the desire to go a little further. It was after taking part as an assistant during the training of new therapists on Q39 (Quest’s 39th diploma course) that I realised how much I love helping people to learn their skillsets. It seemed logical to me that the next step was Supervisor training.
I am an Accredited Hypnotherapy Supervisor. My diploma was awarded from the NCH in Solution Focused Supervision. As I have progressed as a therapist, the benefits of hypnotherapy supervision have become more and more apparent. Coupled with having had a great supervisor for myself over the last few years. I continue to be in supervision myself even though, as a therapist, I am no longer obliged to do so. The reason for this is simple. For me, the understanding is that my client’s wellbeing is at the heart of everything I do and it is in the interest of safety for all concerned that good supervision is still an important part of my journey and my growth. Wether you are an experienced therapist or a trainee looking for supervision to help you during those delicate steps when you start with your early clients, then perhaps I can be of service. I like to think of supervision as a path we travel together as “fallible fellow-travellers”, where we can both learn, along the way.
You don't have to do this alone
I remember my first supervision session. Wanting to make a good impression and prove I was a good therapist. So much so that it was difficult to talk about my mistakes. Now I love being a supervisee and can’t wait to share where I think I may have gone wrong. Because now I know that my clients and me benefit from this growth and learning. No one is perfect, not even your supervisor. But together with trust and openess you can learn to do your best work so your clients reap the rewards.
How often do I need supervison?
The basic requirement as stated by the NCH is 30 minutes per month. This is if you are seeing clients. (yes even if it is just the one!) As you progress you may find you need more supervision as your client numbers increase. Or perhaps you have been practicing for a long time and just need the odd session for dificult clients or to check up and revisit an old technique. We can easily discuss your needs and work them into your calender.
Choose the right person for you.
Choosing a supervisor is, in my opinion, like finding a therapist. You need to find someone you are comfortable with and have good rapport with also. Do not rush into it as this relationship may last for a quite a while, my supervisor and I have worked together for over four years now!
I am usually a very calm person and my approach to Supervision is simple. It is aimed at helping you feel safe, supported and empowered, to help you make the best possible choices for your clients. Quite simply put, to enable you to do your best work. I am happy to talk with you, to see if working together with me would be suitable for you. Please feel free to reach out, and we can discuss the way you want to work in supervision and how I work as a supervisor. All aimed to help you and your clients get the best out of it. I am based in Lightwater and Windsor for face to face sessions. Of course I am also happy to work via Zoom or telephone if preferred, due to your location.