I have been supervising and consulting with professionals since 2011. I have supported professionals in many different roles, from psychotherapists to actors, nurses to alternative health practitioners. I offer both one to one and group sessions.
I offer the experience and knowledge I’ve gained in both:
– My years of work in mental health and trauma settings, the UK charities sector, the NHS, teaching both privately and in University settings, running groups, setting up counselling services ++
– My training and CPD in counselling, psychotherapy, clinical supervision, somatic movement, the neurobiology of trauma, anxiety and stress, LGBTQIA+, gender, group work, neuroscience/trauma informed informed breathwork and mindfulness, adult and childhood trauma, neurodivergence and neurodevelopmental conditions, wide ranging mental health issues and diagnosis, race, difference, disability and diversity ++ for qualifications please see here: https://bearinmind.online/about-me/
The space and what we can use it for:
– An open and honest dialogue about your work, your clients, your colleagues, the space you work in and you.
– We can apply psychodynamic, attachment-based, integrative, humanistic, mindfulness-based and/or neurobiological thinking about your work, the relationships, meaning, useful actions to take, as well as self-care that may be needed for you as practitioner. We can explore client issues, relational issues, boundaries in the work, difference and diversity, social and societal issues and their impact ++
– I can teach you how to apply neuroscientific thinking around trauma, stress and anxiety states to your work, or simply to develop your own understanding of these ideas. I am trained in both polyvagal theory application, as well as many neurobiological and somatic perspectives of trauma, distress and anxiety. I can offer insight and guidance on incorporating these ideas into your practice gently, and whilst holding your core theoretical approach in mind.
– Self-care and understanding the impact of your work, is of very great importance to me. We often discount the impact working in care and supportive roles, management roles, creative and dramatic roles may have on our well-being. Now more than ever, those who support, care for, teach and lead others need to be as well resourced, nourished and cared for themselves as is possible. I offer neurobiologically informed ideas, tools and thinking to aid in this.
– The space I offer is grounded in my belief, that being able to explore our own and others differences is vital to good practice. I welcome and make room for exploration of how class, race, LGBTQIA+, cultural identity, gender, religion, spirituality, neurodiversity, disability, health and wealth status shape and impact who we are, how we feel and how we experience the world around us. I am particularly keen on aiding professionals in giving thought to how they can make their practice accessible to those who identify as neurodivergent and/or disabled.
This is an affirmative space, where everyone is welcome, and where I too am committed to my own on-going learning, self reflection and development.
I offer regular on going clinical supervision and reflective practice sessions, I also offer ad hoc or one off consultation sessions – these can be useful if you would like to explore overarching aspects of neurobiologically/polyvagal informed therapeutic practice; or look how your work impacts you from this perspective and how to better manage your own self care.
Please contact me for availability, or to discuss any organisational need for staff groups. All sessions are available via video conference call or internet phone call only.