Integrative Relational Supervision
The integrative relational approach is deeply respectful of the supervisee and their work. It does not postulate that the supervisor is an expert. Rather the aim is to create a safe and reflective space that allows you, the supervisee to deepen your knowledge and find solutions around your clinical work. The focus is on process and having curiosity about what gets played out (parallel process, transference and counter-transference as well as enactments) and how this informs your practice with the client. It is a holistic approach in so far as it not only looks at your work with your client but includes the systemic field and how this may impact upon the work. The inclusive stance of this integrative approach embraces creative interventions that may unearth subtle and hidden dynamics. It seeks to not only support your work with your clients but your practice as a whole.
With my experience of supervising and counselling within the BME and LGBT community, I recognising the importance of diversity and inclusiveness. All cultures have their own norms and it is important to recognise these and include them in our work to provide best possible support to your clients.
I am currently a supervisor for Pan Intercultural Arts and previously undertaken supervision at The Roundhouse, Tramshed and NAZ Project London. I also support individual supervisees.
If you believe the above may support your practice please contact me for an initial conversation to see how we can best work together.