Play Therapy and Creative Therapy Supervision
I am an accredited supervisor with the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT) offering supervision to both qualified and trainee Play Therapists. I am listed on the BAPT website. I offer supervision to individuals and groups.
I have extensive experience as a Play Therapist working up until recently in the NHS in CAMHS and also in private practice. I trained as a Play Therapist at Roehampton University and have adhered to my professional development requirements over many years including a Masters In Therapeutic Child Care at Reading University. I am currently a part time lecturer for the Masters in Play Therapy at the University of South Wales.
As a supervisor, I like to work with a variety of approaches including the seven eyed model. I see the supervisory relationship as one that develops in its meaning over time and experience. I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for the supervisee, working with intention ( what the supervisee would like to go away with from the supervision), and keeping the child’s interests at the centre of our work. I also bring in the systemic aspect of a therapist’s work, whether they are working independently, for an agency or a combination of both. I offer a creative aspect if the supervisee chooses – setting up the supervision issue using small figures and/or sandtray type reflections. I have a structure to review the supervision experience on a yearly basis or before, if needed, to ensure that the needs of the supervisee are being met according to the contract agreed and to ensure best practice.
I offer short workshops on aspects of Play Therapy and bespoke workshops can be designed to suit your needs.
If you would like to have an informal discussion then please do not hesitate to contact me. I am currently offering online supervision.
I can also offer coaching and mentoring to practitioners who work with children creatively and Occupational Therapists who are working with children and families within the NHS and independent setting.