Found image of two people in a boat used on the Supervision page of Gill Jackman, a counsellor working in the Chew Valley, North Somerset

SUPERVISION & MENTORING

“When I set off on this journey it felt like I was going out in a boat in pitch darkness, not knowing where I was going or what I was embarking on. Thank you for being a wise and trusting companion in the boat, you have helped me so much.” — Supervisee

If you’re looking for a supervisor and find you agree with much of what's been said on this site, the chances are that we could work together. As a person-centred supervisor, the welfare of my supervisees is as important to me as the welfare of their clients (I see them as deeply intertwined) so although my way of supervising revolves around supporting you, it also involves working at relational depth and exploring transference and counter-transference in what can be difficult work. As a supervisee, the onus is on you to bring and openly share your work and concerns.

I work to a contract and with clear boundaries as I do with my clients. Currently, I have private supervisees as well as a variety of groups and individuals in the voluntary and education sectors. I am a senior accredited BACP supervisor, have been working in this role for 15 years, am committed to using the BACP’s ethical framework as a guide, and have facilitated numerous counsellors in their struggle through the accreditation process. For private supervision, I charge fifty-five pounds an hour. If I am supervising for an organisation and am accountable to that particular system, I charge sixty-five.

Illustration from an Angela Brazil novel used on the Mentoring page of Gill Jackman, a counsellor working in the Chew Valley, North Somerset

In order to complete their education, students of counselling often have to make great leaps in their writing and language skills. Extra learning support can mean the difference between enjoying and completing their training or dropping out. My deep understanding of psychology and the theoretical underpinnings of all kinds of psychotherapy, as well as my extensive experience of organising essays (I have a teaching certificate and MSc. in Counselling and Methodology), qualifies me to support work in progress through explanation, constructive criticism and some modelling of the therapeutic process. I charge thirty-five pounds per hour for consultations of this kind and they are usually arranged, one at a time, with the student.

FURTHER READING
Support and Supervision for Midwives [220k] is an article I wrote for Midirs arguing for counselling supervision within the helping professions.