Training I have been involved for many years in training mental
health professionals in different settings.
I have trained students on the Qualifying Course of the Institute of
Group Analysis. I regularly work in
teams giving advanced training in Group Analysis to leading doctors, consultant
psychiatrists and psychoanalysts in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. I lecture
in English and German. I train at
universities in this country on their counselling and counselling psychology
courses at all post graduate levels. My specialisms are: psychotherapy, group
analysis, disturbed adolescents, eating disorders.
Supervision for whom?
I offer supervision to trainees and graduates of: group
analysis, psychoanalysis, psychological counselling, psychoanalytic
psychotherapy, counselling psychology, integrative counselling and
practitioners working with disturbed adolescents.
philosophy Supervision is a creative dialogue between the supervisor
and supervisee in which the supervisee’s work and own professional development
is examined and promoted. A working
rapport has to be established and minimum standards of good practice are
expected. The supervisee is required to
have a high level of self-awareness, being well able to discuss possible
weaknesses in his/her work. Countertransference
issues are addressed so that the supervisee’s own feelings, attitudes and
preconceptions may be understood and not contaminate the work. Any parallel processes occurring in the
session are also examined. Supervisees
are expected to bring cases that appear to be running smoothly as well as those
causing concern. Keeping an overview of
the supervisee’s work is essential. Client
confidentiality is respected at all times and the client’s needs are paramount.