“Supervision is a joint endeavour in which the practitioner with the help of a supervisor, attends to their clients, themselves as part of their client practitioner relationships and the wider systemic context, and by so doing improves the quality of their work, transforms their client relationships, continuously develops themselves, their practice and wider profession.” Hawkins & Shohet 2012
I offer supervision to arts therapists (drama, art, music, dance-movement), psychotherapists, counsellors, health care clinicians (nurses, health care assistants, support workers), teachers and people using therapeutic skills in the service of others.
I work with individuals and groups.
I am currently training to become a registered supervisor at the London Centre for Psychodrama, a course that is accredited by the UKCP and BADth. The course is Creative Approaches to Supervision Across Modalities.
Overview of the Supervision Model
The supervision model is based in psychodynamic and integrative principles, with a strong commitment to the creative process and the use of creative action methods in one to one, group and team supervision.
My Clinical Experience
I am a qualified drama and movement therapist and have 10 years of clinical experience. I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council and am a full member of The British Association of Dramatherapists. I also have a certificate in a 2 year Infant Observation Course through WMIP, a foundation degree in Psychology, and the Psych & Soma training through the Sesame Institute. I am also in Continual Professional Development through my attendance at workshops, lectures and reading academic literature.
I specialise in the field of eating disorders in both young people and adults. I also have experience working in addictions, adult & adolescent mental health (specifically depression, anxiety, bi-polar, self-harm), acquired brain injury rehabilitation, children living with domestic violence and abuse, and complex issues.
I have experience of working in organisations and institutions and some experience of private practice work in the community.
Theoretical Models and Approaches
I see myself as an integrative practitioner. The fundamental models that support my work are:
- Developmental psychology
- Psychoanalytic approaches
- Attachment theory
- Psychodynamic perspectives
- Some gestalt techniques
I work creatively as a dramatherapist & supervisior and am interested in the use of creative action methods (alongside talking) to enhance and deepen the supervisory experience.
“Lou helped me explore in supervision my work with a young man, for whom I felt I needed extra support, possibly using movement. We worked together with movement and role played other approaches, which helped me to feel more prepared to meet this challenge. I took the work into my sessions with him and felt that it had been a helpful preparation.” – BACP reg Counsellor & Sesame Practitioner
Sessions held at either the Meridian Centre in Billesley, Birmingham or The Birmingham Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling in Bearwood, Birmingham. Please follow the links for location and travel details.
I can also come to organisations/institutions in the Birmingham area if needed, especially when running group sessions.
My rate is currently £30 per hour for individuals. Concessions are available upon request.
Group rates are negotiable with the group leader/organiser and will be dependent on group size, location and length.