The supervision services I provide are based on three values and interests guiding my practice such as:
This means that I focus on how clients and therapists co-create each situation and believe that therapy depends on the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client. For example, I think that no matter how much we support our clients in expressing difficult emotions in their lives they will be able to use this support usually if we allow them to bring difficult emotions directed at us. The relationship with each client is different and requires us as therapists to attune to what each relationship needs. I think that in the therapeutic process both the therapists as well as the client are on a journey and supervision aims to support the client’s journey whilst helping supervisee to raise awareness of his or her therapeutic style, ethical considerations and possible places for improvements. I aim at building relationships with supervisees in which growth is possible through mutual engagement and clarity in referring to and introducing therapeutic theory and practice. An inherent part of this work is to attend to shame dynamics as I hope supervision to be a place where support can be gained through feeling safe about sharing mistakes we do as therapists.
I run supervision groups and see individual supervisees, both online and offline. Most of my supervisees have started working as therapists in the last five years or are still in the training.
Working as a trainer in various counselling and psychotherapy training stages, I am aware of needs and possible struggles counsellors and therapists experience in this period. I understand challenges placements bring and difficulty in managing expectations of the placement, the training institute, the therapist, the supervisor and last but not least the client.
In the last five years, I have set up two successful psychological practices (including Pimlico Counsellors & Psychotherapists and Kensington Counselling Rooms) and supported a large group of psychotherapists, counsellors and psychologists in developing their own clients’ base. I developed an approach that I call relational marketing, offering suggestions on building relationships with clients from the first web appearance to the consulting rooms.
My therapeutic approach to supervision
However, my approach is integrative, I believe that it is important to be clear about what theories I have integrated into my training and practice. My initial training was in Gestalt Therapy which I developed further by attending several workshops in relational therapy. My interest in Body Therapy started with my first training in Poland, where I learned a model incorporating bioenergetics with embodied character styles. A few years later, I challenged this model by moving towards embodied relational therapy, where I learned more about the embodied field and the kinaesthetic resonance (embodied countertransference). I am interested in human development both as a bodyworker and a graduate of a degree in the psychodynamics of human development where I regularly observed and analysed a baby and mother dyad. In the last few years, I have been working for Re-Vision, which integrates humanistic and transpersonal therapy. The transpersonal focus impacts both on my methods and thinking behind how I undertake therapy. Since working for Re-Vision, I find myself working more often with creative forms such as images, drawings and visualisations along with movement and breath. Through my doctoral research, I became knowledgeable of neuropsychology, and I use it along with developmental theories to explain what I believe may be happening with supervised clients.