PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SUPERVISION
These sessions can include self care, work review, work-life balance, feedback, setting and reviewing goals.
Professional Development & Supervision
In this area of professional/personal development clients can benefit from contracted clinical supervision of one session per month to a small block of professional/personal development e.g. three sessions of EAP.
These sessions can include self care, work review, work-life balance, feedback, setting and reviewing goals; along with competency ethics and standards.
This area differs from counselling in that it is more about observation than exploration.
Some examples of observation are:
- The way I work within my contracted role
- The way I work alongside others
- Recurring themes within my current practice (way of working)
- Management or supervisory style or personality characteristics
Key Areas of help
- Clinical supervision
- Support Work Supervision
- Peer group development and support
- Short term professional/personal development
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Well-being is a complete integration of mind, body and soul and when there is a struggle going on it can be difficult to work out which part or parts of us are causing the problem. Counselling is primarily about surfacing perceptions, beliefs and behaviours so the client can understand themselves better.
What to Expect
When approaching counselling especially for the first time and/or meeting a new counsellor it is possible that you will be nervous. Talking about personal issues is challenging and people can have strong emotions and physical feelings particularly just prior to the first session. Discover some pointers to try and help with this.
There are lots of questions that you may be asking yourself prior to counselling.
How can I prepare myself for counselling?
What can I do to help with the nerves?
Can I bring a support person?
What if I’’m nervous about going to my appointment?
Your session cost will be confirmed with you prior to counselling (or at the first session) and payable prior to or at each session via cash, online banking or bank deposit. In some cases sessions will be shorter or longer but generally the same fee is charged.
I am passionate about my work and proud of the qualifications I have achieved. In addition to this and the annual training that is important for this role, I have seen the value of counselling first hand. This is in my own journey as a child to parents now deceased, a marriage partner, as Mum to two children (now in their twenties) and as a friend and a colleague in the workplace. This is the professional and personal base from which I offer counselling.
Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.