Stone carving: RMac

In 2012 I qualified as a supervisor for craniosacral therapists, and am an approved supervisor for the Craniosacral Therapy Association.

I enjoy supervising both craniosacral therapists and other complementary health therapists.

When I volunteered at the Stress project 15 years ago group supervision was compulsory. Unsure at first why, it was only when sessions started I really understood its purpose. It helped me enormously to develop as a therapist.

Supervision gives you support, helps your confidence and strengthens your competence. It is useful both throughout our careers and particuarly just after qualifying, as the transition from training course to professional practitioner can be challenging.

A reflective practice to better understand ourselves and our responses, supervision gives you non judgemental confidential, space to explore issues that a client brings. It deepens and clarifies understanding of the client and makes you more aware of the unspoken and verbal issues going on in the treatment. As therapists we have to be skilful, aware, adaptable and sensitive. Supervision facilitates this.

Part of developing as a therapist of quality and safety is learning from any mistakes we might make.

I believe that the work we do on ourselves is our gift to other people.

Stone carving: RMac

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