This session will be an opportunity to look at supervision from the perspective of the supervisee and the supervisor. As a supervisee, how do we prepare to get the best from supervision for our clients and ourselves? As a supervisor how can we manage fear, find the courage to say the unsayable and sustain ourselves.
• We will look at how to prepare yourself for supervision
• How to take care of yourself during supervision
• Developing the skills and courage to say those tough things in supervision
• Managing ‘fear’ in supervision
• How to stay resourced as a supervisor
Jacqui’s first career was in hotel management and then teaching catering – during that time she found that students often were not reaching their potential due to factors outside college. She then trained and made the transition to counsellor in 1993 working with people in college who had issues that were getting in the way of their studying, followed by training as a supervisor. She set up the college counselling service for students and staff and worked on a wide range of counselling courses too.
Many people could not attend between the hours of nine to five so the natural progression was to offering online counselling. She trained in online work, thus encompassing email work into what was then offered. Alongside the college role she ran a small private practice both counselling and supervising.
On leaving college in 2008 Jacqui expanded the private work and now runs her practice from both UK and Portugal using email, telephone, instant messaging and video connections for both counselling and supervising.
Jacqui was a founder member of ACTO – and as the Coordinator for OCTIA runs an annual conference which is web streamed as well as presented to delegates in the room.