Providing Independent, Professional, Support & Guidance. To enhance and maintain good practice, whilst protecting clients from poor practice.
Melina May MBACP Accred.
"Each supervision is so helpful, checking through the therapeutic process. Lovely, listening learning and reflecting. I always feel like I leave with a little gift".
- Supervisee Feedback
I would describe Supervision as a professional and confidential service, rather than a managerial role for practitioners. The supervisor acts in a mentoring and consultancy role, providing emotional support as well as information and guidance.
In accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Code of Ethical Practice, supervision is an obligatory requirement for counsellors in practice. However, more and more professionals and organisations are recognising the benefits of regular independent supervision.
With over 20 years experience working within mental health and well-being, I provide supervision to a variety of professionals, who include, counsellors, psychotherapists, coaches, mentors, crisis workers, managers, professors, lecturers, teachers, students and trainee's.
My Clinical Practice has led me to work with a vast amount of emotional difficulties and behavioural problems. With areas of expertise in; addictions, abuse, eating disorders, rape and sexual assault, trauma and P.T.S.D. I have extensive experience working with children, young people, couples and adults and in the delivery of training, courses and consultancy.
...Theoretical Approach & Clinical Practice
I work from an Integrative Approach, drawn from a variety of counselling and coaching modalities. These include Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neuro Lingustic Programming (NLP), Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy. This enables me to tailor each supervision to meet your specific needs. I am experienced in working with short term to longer therapeutic relationships, crisis intervention, trauma and P.T.S.D. Working front line and directly with clients and managerial roles in the development of services and managing staff and volunteers and in the assessment of risk and safeguarding.
I have work exclusively in Private Practice. Striving and very proud to provide a private, confidential and professional service, tailor made to meet individual need. Supporting Supervisee's therapeutically, whilst also acknowledging the importance of balance and well-being.
Within the supervision relationship, I offer practitioners a safe space to truly explore and reflect on their practice. A relationship built on the core concepts of therapy of listening without judgement to gain trust, openness and honesty to gain understanding and empathy. Whilst providing input and guidance when appropriate.
Group Supervision provides all the elements of individual Supervision. Whilst professionals can also experience the benefits of reflecting, sharing and supporting each other within the group and working through difficulties and problem solving together. Whilst in the safety and guidance of a highly experienced Supervisor. Group Supervision can also be an effective use of resources in terms of being cost effective for individuals or organisations. It can also be counted towards qualifying and accreditation hours.
As more clients are accessing therapeutic services online, so has the increase in providing online Supervision. Skype allows me to open up my Practice to clients who would previously been restricted by their geographical location. Skype Supervision is ideal for professionals with busy lives, childcare to consider or living abroad looking for an experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor at a time and location that is convenient to them.
"By bringing my case to supervision last time, I learnt to check in at supervision, from it".......Anon Supervisee Feedback.