I am an accredited psychotherapist with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). Having practised counselling and psychotherapy for over 12 years, I work with individual adults and couples who are seeking to create changes in their relationships (personal, family or at work).
Looking for IACP accredited Supervision in Dublin 15?
Supervision Service Offering
Supervision sessions at Blanchardstown Therapy Centre are available at short notice, and can be scheduled 6 days/week, including mornings, afternoon and evening times.
Who can we support?
We welcome supervisees from all counselling and psychotherapy modalities and offer supervision to both qualified and trainee therapists. Moreover, the Individual Supervision we provide is not limited to a particular psychotherapy technique or profession. Supervisory methods and skills can be employed in a variety of professional situations, including Social Care and Family Support Workers, Teachers, and Social Workers.
One-to-One Psychotherapy Supervision
This type of supervision is suited to those who want to support and grow their practice or are working towards certification with a relevant professional body. Individual supervision provides opportunity to investigate clinical concerns and obstacles in depth and find effective solutions to them. This usually happens in two ways:
Reflective Supervision: together we focus on investigating and understanding the therapist’s feelings, ideas, and behaviours throughout client sessions. It improves self-awareness and understanding of the therapy process.
Clinical Case Consultation: we collaboratively talk about specific cases, focusing on assessment, treatment planning, and intervention options. This strategy assists therapists in honing their therapeutic abilities and making informed practice decisions.
How long is a Supervision session?
A session generally lasts 1hr. Extenisons to 1.5hrs can be facilitated on request with corresponding client numbers and/or accreditation requirments.
What are the Costs of Supervision?
The standard fee is EUR 80/session for face to face meetings and EUR 70/session for online meetings (Zoom)
Counselling students & pre-accredited therapists can avail of a reduced fee of EUR 70 & EUR 50/session respectively
What approach to Supervision is used?
Accredited IACP supervisor(s) provide Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy supervisory using the 7-Eyed Supervisory Model, Hawkins and Shohet’s Process Model and Page & Wosket’s Cyclical Model of Supervision.
7-Eyed Supervisory Model
This model integrates both relational and systemic aspects of supervision. Supervisee and supervisor focus on 7 specific aspects of the therapy process:
– The client (as opposed to mainly looking at presenting issues and problems)
– Interventions (the interventions used can reveal covert aspects of the relationship)
– Client-Therapist Relationship (and the transference and counter-transference occurring in it)
– Therapist’s Process (how do you experience yourself with the client, and how can this information contribute)
– Therapist-Supervisor Relationship (in a ‘parallel process’ what happens between therapist and client may later be played out between the therapist and supervisor)
– Supervisor’s Process (the supervisor’s experience of the supervision relationship can provide valuable information about the therapist-client relationship)
– Focus on wider context (the wider context past and present is explored as an influencing factor)
Page & Wosket’s Cyclical Model of Supervision
This approach focuses on creating a safe ‘Space’ within which the supervisee can focus on the content they are bringing into a session. Both supervisee and supervisor need to be present in the moment. By being open and authentic, new insights and feeling may emerge.
It is also the space where ‘not knowing’ and misunderstanding are allowed and permitted in the notion that time and attention provided to the client and the therapist are useful to the therapeutic work.