From my Leicester base, I provide clinical supervision for trainees, recently-qualified and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists. I also provide professional support for allied health professionals. Sessions can be face-to-face, via VSee or Zoom, or via phone (fees). I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor.
Hawkins & Shohet’s Process Model of Supervision, Proctor’s Model of Supervision (Learning, Support and Accountability), along with psychodynamic, transactional analysis, person-centred and solution-focussed modalities of counselling and psychotherapy, inform my work.
My working style is one of collaboration, whilst being mindful of differences in responsibilities, role, age, gender etc. in any supervisory relationship. I aim to provide a space, free from judgement, to reflect together about all aspects of your work; not only supporting and challenging you but also celebrating with you.
My expectations of you as a potential supervisee are that you will have professional indemnity insurance (either personally or via the organisation you work for) and that you are a member of a professional organisation, such as the BACP, and abide by its code of ethics. The BACP recommend a minimum of 1.5 hours’ clinical supervision per month.
I offer an initial 30-minute meeting to discuss your requirements for supervision and to clarify frequency of supervision based on your caseload, experience and accreditation requirements.
I supervise counsellors at Leicester LGBT Centre, Coping with Cancer, The Laura Centre, Shama Women’s Centre, and a London-based Transgender Voice & Speech Service, Macmillan Cancer Support, and BACP Ethics in Action Team and have several years’ experience of providing individual supervision, in addition to personal experiences of receiving individual, peer and group supervision.
I provide ad hoc ‘Ethics Surgeries’ to counsellors, psychotherapists and allied health professionals who need an experienced ear to guide the development of defensible ethical decision making. I also provide ad hoc gender and sexual diversity consultancy for counsellors, psychotherapists and other health professionals needing additional support.
A choice of supervisor
If, for any reason, I am unable to meet with you, I am happy to refer you to one of my associates within the practice.
Baines-Ball & Associates: Counselling, Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision in Leicester