I offer clinical supervision for psychotherapists and Art Therapists from my studio near Colchester, Essex, and online.
I have a Diploma in Relational Clinical Supervision, via a course recognised by UKCP which also attends to the BACP guidelines for supervision trainings. I am also currently doing a Diploma in Digital Supervision, which is recognised by ACTO (the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online).
Contact me if you are interested in joining an online creative supervision group or having individual supervision. Note: Until further notice all sessions are being held online, via Zoom.
Here’s some of what you may reasonably expect in supervision with me:
A Shame-Free Zone
None of us do well when we feel shamed or are made to feel inadequate. And as imperfect humans, it’s totally inevitable that any of us will trip up from time to time. I aim to make the supervision hour a shame-free zone where both of us can talk about our vulnerabilities and errors in a way that feels as safe as possible, and allows us to stay open and always learning.
An Integrative Approach
My work is integrative, most influenced by Attachment, Gestalt, AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), neurobiology, psychodynamic theory, contemporary approaches to trauma treatment, and Art Therapy.
Help with Practical Stuff, Like Fees and Your Online Presence
I enjoy supporting supervisees with practical matters such as fee-setting (and dealing with your anxiety, guilt etc around charging what you need to charge), client boundary issues around fees and attendance, website organisation, navigating social media, ethically marketing your private practice, and working online.
A Chance to Use The Arts Yourself!
You will have the opportunity to use arts materials such as drawing, found images and sand-tray in our supervision sessions, to help us together to get a fresh perspective on what’s going on with your clients. Don’t worry – you won’t need any previous experience or artistic skills, and I will support you in what to do so you don’t feel lost or stuck.
Arts Tips and Techniques for Your Client Work
My background training is as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, so I can help you develop and build your skills and knowledge in offering arts interventions such as sand-tray, puppets, using stones in therapy, painting and drawing, collage, etc.
I can help you discuss and develop your skills and knowledge regarding working with trauma survivors. I have taken part in several trauma trainings led by specialists from around the world, and have read and absorbed many recent books on working with trauma. (Read my article, ‘Trauma Therapy has Changed – Here’s How’)
I’ll Learn From You, Too
I definitely don’t expect to have all the answers. But I think I’m pretty good at asking questions (in a gentle way) and helping you find words, images and new understandings about your clients and yourself as a therapist. Together I hope we can find ways to think constructively about how you work and interact with each unique person.
I find that relevant, well-timed psycho-education within sessions can sometimes be helpful to therapy clients. I will try to help you figure out when you might want to use a psycho-educational intervention (and what you could choose from!) I teach part-time on M.A. Integrative Arts Psychotherapy and BSc. psychotherapeutic counselling trainings, which also helps me stay reasonably up-to-date.
A Comfortable, Friendly Setting
Note: Currently all supervision takes place online only. I have several years’ experience in working online (I am ACTO registered and have a Diploma in Online Therapy as well as a Diploma in Digital Supervision).
I’m a therapy geek! I frequently attend trainings and read books about psychotherapy and neuroscience. I love to share aspects of what I’ve been learning with fellow therapists and supervisees.
Helping You Avoid Burn-Out
Burn-out is a very real danger for counsellors and therapists, particularly if you work with trauma survivors. I aim to supportively help you recognise and respond to signs that you might be heading towards burn-out, so you can more effectively nip problems in the bud.
Walking the Walk
I’ve had many years of relationally-oriented depth psychotherapy myself, so I have a deeply-felt understanding of what it can be like to be in the client’s chair.
Privileging Growth and Transformance
I look for and privilege the glimmers of positive feelings, states, and qualities — so we don’t only zero-in on the pathology and the stuck places in our clients. (This is through an AEDP lens, which is distinctly different from ‘Positive Psychology’!) Of course we’ll look at your clients’ presenting issues and traumas, and help them mourn and process all the sad and angry feelings where relevant – but we’ll also actively keep an eye out for how we can help clients amplify and expand all the glimmers of good stuff in themselves and their relationships.
Pointing You Towards Resources (But Not Expecting Too Much!)
I regularly explore books, podcasts, Ted talks and YouTube offerings on subjects to do with therapy, self-help and self-care etc. So I might sometimes point you in the direction of something that you might enjoy and/or find useful. I also recognise that most therapists don’t want to spend hours geeking out over resources. We all have different learning styles too, so I won’t push things on you. (I know what it’s like to feel you ‘ought’ to read a book but just not feel into it – or to simply not have the time).
During training I worked as an honorary psychotherapist in an NHS hospital mental health setting, and in a hospice. Since 2014 I have been in private practice, working with adult clients who have a range of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, dissociative disorders (DDNOS), and life transitions. As well as face-to-face work, I’ve been working online with clients for several years, since 2016.
I am a UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist, an HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist, and an ACTO registered online therapist. I have a Master’s degree and Postgraduate Diploma (level 7) in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy. I have completed full basic training in EMDR, as accredited by EMDR Europe. I have AEDP Level III, and am currently working towards certification in AEDP. I have a diploma in Relational Supervision, and a diploma in Digital Supervision.
What I Can’t Help With
I don’t have specialist training or experience in:
- Couples therapy
- Severe and active eating disorders
- I am not currently registered to work with adoption
- Work with child clients
If you have questions regarding my experience and scope of practice, and how it might fit with your own client work, please feel free to contact me.
My fee for individual supervision is £90 per 50-minute session.
Online Group supervision is available at a lower rate.
Interested in finding out more?
If you would be interested in having individual or group supervision online, email me on espcameron [at] protonmail.com