Description of Work and Background:I am an IAHIP accredited Supervisor, (level 9 Certificate in Clinical Supervision with The Gestalt Institute of Ireland and SETU)
I have a private practice in Enniscorthy County Wexford, where I also work as a Gestalt Trained Psychotherapist.
My background is in health care, I was previously employed by the HSE until 2022 as Senior Health Promotion Officer since 2001 and as a Registered General Nurse since 1984.
I am a student of the Diamond Approach Teaching Ireland since 2017.
In my supervision practice I work with student, pre-accredited and accredited psychotherapists.
My preference is for working face to face however I am available to see supervisees online if required
My way of working in supervision is experiential, integrative and humanistic, and is deeply embedded in gestalt theory and practice.
I work creatively with supervisees using embodiment, phenomenology and field theory. I enjoy working with the medium of art, visualisations, symbols, sand and nature to explore, develop and deepen the client work.
I work collaboratively to create a safe space to support and enable the supervisee to develop their own style of practice, while always adhering to the theoretical and evidence based framework that underpins the practice of psychotherapy as well as the ethical principles, practices and guidelines of their accrediting bodies.
My experience of working in the HSE for almost 40 years supports me to have a deep and informed understanding of the requirements, complexities and demands on psychotherapists working in organisational structures and systems. This I am able to translate into my supervision practice.