Tina Free Counselling Supervisor
DipCouns, ADCS, Cert Ed, AMNCS
If you would like to talk with me about supervision please contact me.
Supervision like counselling deepens as the relationship is developed. I offer an ethical and structured opportunity to explore your client work and understand yourself as the counsellor. As our relationship grows, I hope you would experience yourself as loving supervision, feeling safe and supported, and excited by the therapeutic process that you are offering your clients.
I hold a level 7 Diploma in counselling supervision, offering individual and group supervision, and supervision to supervisors.
For individual supervision we can work in person on Skype or face time.
I also hold monthly supervision groups, of 4 counsellors. The groups are two- and three-quarter hours long, two hours focused on client work, three quarters of an hour professional development, CPD. The groups are supplemented with individual supervision dependant on case load.
My supervision approach is underpinned by Inskipp and Proctor’s Functional Model and Hawkins & Shohet’s Seven Eyed Model of Supervision. I also draw on other theory, the person-centred approach and Egan’s three stages of supervision.
I strive to work in a way that assists the supervisee to review the counselling relationship and the client’s story and look at the underlying messages experienced in the counselling sessions, looking for understanding.
Together we would look for possible blind spots and focus on different permutations of relationships; the client experience, the dynamics between the counsellor and client & the inter-relational experience between us as supervisor/supervisee, as well as the wider context including social constructs, sense of culture, difference and diversity and sexuality.
We would consider the invitation and temptation to collude and how to deliver and hold challenge.
We would strive to offer the core conditions, paying attention to complex nature of the counselling relationship. Offering you the opportunity to keep the core conditions central to your work hoping to develop conscious congruence, and a growing understanding of its use. We would focus on the structure of counselling, and on the ethical framework.
I am an accredited member of NCP and have been offering supervision for over 20 years.
I currently work with counsellors offering counselling to all age groups including children and young people, couples, families, and individuals. I have worked with counsellors stepping into private practice and can support the development of the structure and help in the beginning process.
I have a good understanding of the BACP ethical framework.
The Supervision I offer is available to qualified counsellors and counsellors-in-training (on placement). I have supervised a diverse group of counsellors ranging from trainees to experienced practitioners. It’s a pleasure to support the work of others and to observe and foster professional development.
I offer face to face supervision in Yate, near Bristol. I also work with Skype and Face Time.