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Supervision of Supervision ( SOS)

What its all about

Supervision of supervision (SOS) refers to the process of clinical supervision where a clinical supervisor seeks out assistance or support from a more experienced clinical supervisor. SOS provides another layer of support and protection to one’s psychotherapy practice.

Teaching & Learning

For more than two decades I have been teaching and supervising counsellors and psychotherapists. I’ve worked in a variety of settings with a variety of presenting issues. What I have noticed over the years is that my clients do not ‘fit’ into traditional services. They often fall through the cracks because of gaps in services and they require more than what is presently provided. The pandemic has greatly impacted my clients and I have felt called to action. We’ve experienced a shift in our work in recent years and it has left me to reflect on where I fit in all of this.

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My Approach

I have always said that I am largely post-modern. What does that even mean...you ask? Well I believe in the diversity of people and that people  bring different lived experience to their healing journey. There's no one size fits all approach. That being said, people describe me as a quiet encourager and a gentle elicitor. I am non-confrontational but I can inspire self confrontation.

 

This is because I believe that people ultimately know what they need to do to change, but that there is something getting in the way of changing. My role then is to evoke a change agenda that already exists within a person. When things may seem hopeless (and believe me I have seen a lot of hopelessness) there is always that glimmer of light or that strength from which to draw on. My hope is to provide not only a safe holding space for people's stories, but also a quiet eliciting momentum for change. 

I believe that good therapy is founded on a healthy professional relationship and this takes time to develop. If you are expecting a quick fix, then I will be the first to tell you that this probably will not happen. I have a lot of advice to give, but I am more interested in learning about what advice you have already given yourself. I am interested in learning about your journey and where you want to head to next.

Are you interested in developing your philosophy of practice? I can help.

 

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206 Locke Street S

Hamilton, ON L8P 4B4

Canada

Tel: 905 536 8830

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