Supervision is a great support in developing our experience and practice as a therapist. I have found it to be one of my most valuable hours in the week, and one of the most helpful and supportive things in my years practising as a craniosacral therapist and trauma therapist.

Supervision can be a daunting idea, potentially bringing up fears and insecurities of being judged, being told off for doing it wrong – a narrative that we have picked up along the way from our childhood. When in fact, Supervision is an opportunity to explore, learn, process and continue growing both personally and professionally. It gives you a safe space to explore your edges as a therapist. It isn’t about right or wrong, but about being clearer about what it is you are doing, and why you are doing it. 

When you are working with clients, transference and countertransference is unavoidable. There is a lot of theory about what goes on between a client and their therapist, but it isn’t always easy to see what is going on when you are ‘in it’.  Supervision is the perfect opportunity to process such issues and devise a plan on how to deal with them.

I cherish the moments when supervision points this out for me, not only because it is an energy zap getting stuck in these patterns, but in having more clarity ourselves, it helps us to enable the clients own wisdom to emerge more organically from their own inherent health.

Supervision also provides a space to discuss clinical issues and explore different interventions that may be helpful for you and your client going forwards in sessions together. Having supervision can benefit both the supervisor and supervisee through many different processes.

I specialise in craniosacral therapy and body oriented supervision. For many psychotherapists, the body has become an invisible or grey area for them when working with clients. Many have found that supervision from a body oriented supervisor like myself, has added a new dimension and beneficial approach for them to bring to their clients.

 I feel supervision is the alchemical process a therapist can gift to themselves, and I find a lot of joy in supporting fellow therapists along the way.