Found image of two people in a boat used on the Supervision page of Gill Jackman, a counsellor working in the Chew Valley, North Somerset

SUPERVISION & MENTORING

“When I set off on this journey it felt like I was going out in a boat in pitch darkness, not knowing where I was going or what I was embarking on. Thank you for being a wise and trusting companion in the boat, you have helped me so much.” — Supervisee

With so much change going on, knowing the best or right thing to do ethically can be a real challenge. As a senior accredited supervisor, I can help you get to the bottom of a situation and be clear about what's in the best interests of the client. Supervision is about taking care of both clients and practitioners and that's not always easy in these panicky and unpredictable times. I'm available, via Skype, on a week to week or month to month basis, or as a one off consultant to help your practice turn calamity into engagement and care. We don't know what will happen in the next few months, but we can do our best to acknowledge that, take it into account and make contingency plans.

Currently, I have private supervisees as well as a variety of groups and individuals in the voluntary and education sectors. I am a senior accredited BACP supervisor, have been working in this role for 20 years, am committed to using the BACP’s ethical framework as a guide, and have facilitated numerous counsellors in their struggle through the accreditation process. For private supervision, I charge sixty pounds an hour, or forty pounds for a 45minute Skype session. If I am supervising for an organisation and am accountable to that particular system, I charge sixty-five.

Illustration from an Angela Brazil novel used on the Mentoring page of Gill Jackman, a counsellor working in the Chew Valley, North Somerset

In order to complete their education, students of counselling often have to make great leaps in their writing and language skills. Extra learning support can mean the difference between enjoying and completing their training or dropping out. My deep understanding of psychology and the theoretical underpinnings of all kinds of psychotherapy, as well as my extensive experience of organising essays (I have a teaching certificate and MSc. in Counselling and Methodology), qualifies me to support work in progress through explanation, constructive criticism and some modelling of the therapeutic process. I charge thirty-five pounds per hour for consultations of this kind and they are usually arranged, one at a time, with the student.

FURTHER READING
Support and Supervision for Midwives [220k] is an article I wrote for Midirs arguing for counselling supervision within the helping professions.