I have been supervising counsellors new and seasoned for over 5 years. I am an RCC-ACS and I adore this role! It is so wonderful to explore counsellors’ learning, growth and challenges. I believe in a trauma informed and eclectic approach to counselling with the client at the forefront of their own healing journey. I often include considerations for systems and societal complexities as it’s unrealistic to separate ourselves from the systems we live in. I believe in a Rogerian foundation of ‘unconditional positive regard’ for all our clients. Please see my counselling bio for more information about my education and trainings.
When supervising counsellors, it’s important to hold space for all the hard work and heavy lifting they do. We don’t want to take credit for our client’s hard work, however, we too are working hard and are a piece in their healing story. Some stories can be heavy and some stories can trigger us. My focus is to support counsellors, to continue to do this work and feel healthy, whole and complete.
In addition to my wide and diverse range of experience from over 15 years in the field of mental health, I have been running Healing Spaces, a private practice clinic, for 7 years and can support new private practics clinicians with some aspects and challenges of running a private practice.
If you would like to see if we are a good fit – feel free to reach out for a free zoom consultation to see how the synergy is. The right fit with a supervisor is just as important as with a counsellor!