Supervision, Mentoring and Support
I offer supervision, support and mentoring for creatives, therapists and practitioners.
“Sue’s approach is lively, intelligent, and expansive. As a supervisor, I found them stimulating and challenging – they don’t let any bullshit get past, but do so with immense care and kindness, which really helped me get beyond the boxes I’d put myself into.” ~ Michael
I am trauma-informed and specialise in:
- Power dynamics, consent and boundaries
- The body, breath and nervous system
- Gender, sex and relationship diversity (GSRD)
Whether you are new to this type of work, established, or wanting to expand or diversify your offering, I can provide professional supervision, support and mentoring.
I believe in autonomy and collaboration.
I don’t buy into the mindset that we need to be ultra-competitive or that there isn’t enough work to go around. We all have our unique offerings. I will encourage you to be you.
Some people need short term, time-specific support. Others want ongoing regular action and results-driven accountability.
- A neutral, confidential space to talk through:
- the crossing of ethical boundaries
- power dynamics
- shadow behaviour
- blind spots
- A place to bring your uncensored truth
- Support through transitions and transformation
- Structuring your day, week, month or year, so you avoid burnout and overwhelm
- Witnessing and celebrating learning and achievements
- Developing your professional offering
- Honing your skills and maintaining ongoing professional development
- Knowing when to turn away potential clients and refer existing clients
- Creating a Professional Boundary Statement, Intake Form or other documentation to streamline your practice
- Maintaining a healthy, ethical, supportive practice
- Developing workshops and programmes
- Identifying training needs and relevant Continual Professional Development (CPD)
- And so much more
Why I have professional support
- Working in private practice can be lonely
- Someone to talk and share with helps me keep perspective and feel seen
- I value experienced people as a sounding board for ideas as well as dilemmas
- I get a better insight into what I am doing and why
- Working with clients is delicate and vital work, and I take the responsibility seriously. To be in service, I need holding and to honour client confidentiality.
- Maintaining awareness of power dynamics, ethics and consent is an ongoing and ever-evolving practice
- I can’t do everything, and sometimes my person reminds me of that
- There are people better equipped to see and do what I cannot or don’t want to
- Other people provide valuable insight, experiences and alternatives
- I need time to rest and have personal time to show up and be resourced for clients
- I want to recognise and have support for when I get triggered to avoid my trauma acting out on those around me
- Learning and thriving is essential and nourishing for me
Supervision is a commitment, and I recommend committing to a consistent rhythm.
The rhythm can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. There is also the ability to have ad-hoc needs-based additional sessions.
My standard rate is £110 per hour.
It is important to me that the rate honours the supervisor role and isn’t a barrier to the relationship.
If you would like me to be your supervisor, and the rate is a barrier, please talk to me.
If we can agree on it, we can do it.
You are welcome to arrange sessions with your peers where you share the cost of the session and benefit from group learning.
Group supervision can be beneficial for people who have trained together and want to continue as a peer group.
Q: Who is your supervisor, and how often do you have supervision?
A: I meet with my supervisor, the incredible DK Green, fortnightly.
Q: Do you have a formal Supervisor qualification or certificate?
A: No. There is no certificate available to me that I am aware of without training as a mental health therapist. I would need to drop my bodywork modality to train as a mental health therapist do that ethically, and I am unwilling to do that.
You can read more about this in the GSRD Trauma essay I wrote as part of the Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity training I completed with Pink Therapy.
Q: Can I bring my non-work, personal stuff to supervision?
A: Yes. Sessions are for you, and you are welcome to bring whatever you need support on.
Q: Is what I share in sessions confidential?
A: Mostly, yes. The exception is in session with my supervisor. I may raise a topic, concern, theme or dilemma with my supervisor that arose during one of our sessions. I do not name any clients or out anyone during that process. It is to help me process anything that comes up personally and also to help me support you.
Please read my Professional Boundaries Statement if you would like to get a sense of who I am and how I operate.
Q: Can I send you things to read and review before a session?
A: Yes, I regularly review websites and material for people. We agree on how much time I should look at it for and reduce the session time accordingly.
Q: How long is each session?
A: I suggest 1-hour initially, however back to the premise, if we can agree to it, we can do it, I have 45 and 90-minute sessions with clients too. Deep dive, extended sessions are available.
Q: Can I get a discount?
You can buy 4 hours upfront for £400, reducing the hourly rate to £100 and saving you £40.
Or buy 10 hours upfront for £900, reducing the hourly rate to £90 and saving you £200.
The booking system allows you a variety of ways to use these hours.
Are you interested in working with me?
I offer a 15-minute cup of tea call to anyone interested in working together. It gives us the chance to get to know each other, ask questions and get a sense of what is possible.
Keen to try before you commit? Ad-hoc sessions available here: