Many of the practitioners in the Kensington Counselling Rooms are experienced practitioners who also work as trainers and supervisors in the field of therapy, and they offer clinical supervision, in addition to their counselling and psychotherapy services.
The therapists who are also supervisors have a variety of training backgrounds and areas of special expertise, but they each offer supervision with an integrative approach, which is respectful of and includes awareness of a broad range of therapy modalities, including psychodynamic, humanistic, relational and solution-focused approaches.
Supervision usually happens once a month, or once a fortnight, depending on the workload and need of the professional who is coming for supervisory support. It is an important part of ethical, resourced practice by those in the helping professions, and an invaluable source of personal support and professional development in this line of work.
It is so important for practitioners to model for our clients the possibility of caring well for ourselves and giving ourselves proper time and space, so we can pause, reflect, and feel nourished and supported, as we work and support others. Having regular supervision in a calm, beautiful, welcoming setting can be an important part of ensuring we are resourced as therapists. It shows we are walking our talk, so that our clients can see that we are valuing ourselves, just as we encourage them to!
If you are someone working in the psychological, therapeutic or other helping professions, such as social work, you may feel that you would benefit from regular clinical supervision with an experienced therapist. This would involve looking over your work on a regular basis with them, in ways that are designed to be both supportive and sometimes gently challenging. This can bring more awareness for the practitioner coming for supervision, in terms of the bigger picture in which the work takes place, and the underlying unconscious processes and the organisational dynamics, they are involved with, which all play a part in how effective their work in the helping professions can be.
If you are interested in having some supervision sessions with any of our practitioners, either in person, or online via Zoom, check out their individual profiles and get in touch with them directly.