Art Therapy Derby offers Clinical Supervision to art psychotherapists and other health, education, care and social professionals.
Clinical supervision is not only compulsory for the art therapy practice and other caring professions. It is also crucial to ensure the safety and best practice for the clients as well as for the self-care of the therapist/ counsellor.
I believe that the role of supervision and of a supervisor is deeply rooted in respect, trust and co-operation. This is a relationship like no other.
The development of my Clinical Supervision training was informed by BABCP, BACP and BPS supervision standards and inclusive of supervision IAPT practitioners.
About self-care and burn-out
Offering therapy or counselling to others involves a lot of dedication and skillful investment. Working with the shared pain and losses of our clients is something we are trained to deal with in our practice. Without appropriate self care, therapists can spiral down to a burnout point.
Good clinical supervision can secure a valuable time for your own reflection. Having the time and the right support to discern and process what is personal or what may be from your clinical work is an important professional investment.
Good clinical supervision can reduce the risk of professional burn-out. A safe and strong supervisory alliance can not only help you process clients' material and empower you and your practice.
A regular space and time, where you feel safe, welcomed, and supported in a non-judgmental way can keep burnout at bay and increase your professional enjoyment, effectiveness and availability to the clients you work with.
My training and professional expereince informs my practice
I have been working with vulnerable adults and children for over 25 years. Since I mastered in Art Therapy in 2009 I have worked predominately with children and young people and with all those around the child in multidisciplinary teams, and by offering supervision, training and consultation in the care and education settings, social services and the wider community.
My training and experience informs the work I do as an art psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I have worked in big and small settings, independently and as part of multi-disciplinary teams.
In the past 5 years I developed my own private practice and I am also passionate in supporting, strengthening and empowering other professionals in their own practices.
Good clinical supervision is probably the most important investment you make in your practice and in your self-care.
"The supervision sessions I had with Marta increased my confidence. My sessions with her, and her positive attitude, were really helpful in my practice."
“Supervision can help to stop this process by breaking the cycle of feeling drained, leading to a drop in work standards, which produces guilt and inadequacy and leads to a further drop in standards. Supervision is also not just about preventing stress and burn-out but also enabling supervisees to continually learn and flourish, so they spend more time working at their best than would otherwise be possible.”
Hawkins, P. and Shohet R. (2006) page 5 in ‘Supervision in the helping professions’