Creative Supervision

  • Do you have worries about work whizzing through your head?
  • Are you searching for space to explore some of the feelings that come up?
  • Do you want to reflect on issues to find your own solutions?

Then creative supervision and facilitation using metaphor and storytelling is one way to achieve that for both personal and work issues!

As a psychiatric social worker and a service manager, I know how important supervision is to the individual practitioner and to the services. However, time constraints within organisation’s means that in house supervision mainly focuses on caseload and workload management, monitoring of the legal requirements of the service and other essential matters. There is little time left to reflect on what is happening on an emotional level. I recognise these issues from my own practice as a social worker and manager, but also as an arts practitioner working in the field.

By allowing yourself the time to play with metaphors and story, you can enable yourself to gain new insights for personal or work related issues.

I trained with Sue Jennings to get a Diploma in Creative Supervision. Initially established for drama-therapists, I use it in my work supporting bereavement volunteers, staff in health and social care, and arts practitioners who work in health and social care settings. I use metaphor and storytelling, while you work with objects, puppets, art work and a useful device known as the Communicube which is very popular!

I can come to your work setting, discuss by Skype, or you come to my home. It can be for a one off session for a particular issue you want to explore, or once a month on a regular basis or as you feel you need it. I see individuals for an hour, or small groups of 3 people for two hours. Please contact me for more details! I have professional insurance.

Comments from people in the statutory services with whom I am currently working:

“I actually look forward to supervision and I know I will process the question I have and feel relaxed and calm afterwards.”

“The art of objects is mind blowingly powerful to help process the situation at hand.”