All therapists benefit from supervision, and in the counselling and psychotherapy professions it is a mandatory requirement to maintain best practice standards as a member of any peak body.
For many professionals involved in not just mental health but also any healing arts it can be difficult at times to maintain objectivity and perspective with clients. Burnout and vicarious trauma are common in a field where people are regularly giving compassionate energy to others on a routine basis. Supervision therefore is an opportunity for the therapist to gain the support they need in order to provide a service which is ethically sound and appropriately serves the duty of care a therapist is morally and legally obligated to provide. It’s a chance for the therapist to reflect on their own self care, their professional development and to importantly gain insight into what they may not be seeing or understanding about their interaction with clients.
I currently work for a higher education provider in Melbourne to provide clinical supervision to students on placement. I have also completed studies in clinical supervision and am a member of the Australian Counselling Association College of Supervisors.
As a supervisor working from an integrative, holistic framework I give particular attention to projection, transference and counter-transference as it exists in the counselling relationship. I am also keen to help my supervisees develop deeper self reflection, self acceptance, self care and connection to friendly ecology in their own lives.
I provide individual supervision by appointment. My online (zoom) rates are $80 per hour ($60 concession) or $100 per 90 minutes ($80 concession). To find out more, contact me through here.