Clinical Supervision, Reflective Practice & Creative Practitioner Support
Alison feels passionately about all people in the caring professions getting the opportunity to reflect on their work in a safe, thoughtful and inspiring way. This is called clinical supervision.
There is much evidence to support the statement that good, effective clinical supervision helps pressured individuals COPE and resist burn-out, work-related stress and other mental or physical health issues that impact on attendance and effectiveness at work.
If YOUR work-based clinical supervision is working for you, then Alison celebrates this with you!
Often people are given clinical supervision from colleagues within their organisations, by someone who line manages them, who is not trained or confident in clinical supervision and/or where managerial supervision takes priority. If you and your Team are exploring other avenues and creative ways to continue to enable good quality external supervision, Alison can help. She can come to your organisation or arrange an independent space for you, or a number of you, to take part in creative clinical supervision to support you maintaining your own health, and a vigour and energy in your clinical work. Having someone outside of the politics of the organisation in which you work, can be highly beneficial.
If you are an Art/s Therapist, Alison would love to work with you! She has a breadth of experience in supervising, mentoring, teaching and inspiring Art Therapists in their work, as well as clinicians from other modalities, or community arts.
However, you do not have to be an Art Therapist to benefit from Alison's insight and skill in helping you explore and reflect, and so in this, you also do not have to be good at art, use art in your work, or want to directly use art materials in your supervision. Alison's way of working obviously comes from a creative art therapies and artist's position and therefore offers special insights and ways of exploring that are exploratory and intuitive. The concepts of safety and risk management are always present as applicable to your work and your Self. She has experience and knowledge of the NHS, Councils, Special and Higher Education, support work within the community with people with learning disabilities, the elderly or mental health issues, as well as the private sector.
Clinical supervision or reflective practice sessions can be one-offs, at regular intervals, and for one, two, or a number of you together. They would be for between 1 and 2.5 hours usually, depending on the numbers in attendance.
Skype, FaceTime and Phone are growing forms of distance based opportunities that Alison is undertaking with people very successfully, enabling effective support across the country and world! Just this year, Alison has worked with people in Cumbria, Norfolk, Essex, Merseyside, Cambridge, UK; further afield it has been from Antigua, South Africa and the USA!
Clinical supervision is required by many registration bodies, and is essential to healthy good practice - as therapists or counsellors, educators, social workers, law enforcement etc. Actually in all fields where you work with the emotions and distress of other people. Alison is highly experienced in offering wholesome, rounded, creativity-centred clinical supervision. See Testimonials.
Alison knows how important it is to get the right supervisor who resonates with you and your practice. Therefore she suggests a trial period of a number of sessions before reviewing to see if she is the right supervisor for you. We are sure you will not be disappointed!
Alison is very happy to offer Group supervision to you and your colleagues if appropriate.
Alison can offer space in central Peterborough for your confidential clinical supervision. Otherwise it can be arranged via phone, FaceTime or Skype.