approach to clinical supervision informed by humanistic-integrative theory and practice, maintaining
awareness of "what is in the field", and attention to the dynamic
shifts between foreground and background focus or phenomena
in the field. I draw on psychodynamic, somatic and relational perspectives.
In psychotherapy contexts, supervision is usually defined as a learning
process which benefits the professional development of practitioners
whilst at the same time promoting and safe guarding the well-being of
clients/patients. But supervision is equally significant as a space to reflect
upon, share and review the rich experiences of clinical practice whilst
maintaining confidentiality requirements. In the reflective process,
therapist and supervisor jointly create meta-system perspectives of
client's material and transference relationships which benefits the
integration of theory and clinical practice.
also support practitioners with managing ruptures or emphatic failures
in the therapeutic relationship or stimulate them to become more
involved in their clients dynamic. The supervision process helps to
contain, manage and metabolise anxieties arising when client and
therapist engage with the unconscious dynamics of relational trauma,
dissonant or disorganised embodiment and dissociated feeling states.
reflective space of supervision is informed by intersubjective
experience. The notion of 'parallel process' provides a perspective of
how a client-therapist dynamic may be reflected in the
therapist-supervisor relationship and come alive as intrapsychic
experience, embodied phenomena and relational dynamics. In
co-constructed or 'dialogical' relationships, such phenomena may serve
as vehicles for the intersubjective context of clinical material.
am recognised as a supervisor and training supervisor by the Humanistic
and Integrative Psychotherapy College of UKCP (HIP-C) and listed in the
UKCP supervision directory and by the International Foundation for
Biosynthesis (IFB). I am supervision diploma course tutor at
Re-Vision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis and at The Grove Integrative Supervision course and at the Israel Association for Body Psychotherapy.