THE BERLIN PRACTICE

International Practice for

Psychotherapy and Coaching

 

Case supervision for therapists and coaches

 

I am currently in training as a supervisor through the training organization Relational Change. During the training year (until the end of 2021) I offer individual and group supervision for therapists and coaches from various theoretical backgrounds free of charge. As a supervisee, you can, if you wish, pay a small amount that seems appropriate to you, or not.

The regular group supervision is intended for 2 to 3 participants as a permanent group, and can take place at my office at Prenzlauer Promenade 23 (there is enough space to keep the appropriate distance). We will dedicate 50 minutes to each supervisee, so the meetings will be 2 or 3 hours long.

Individual supervision can also be arranged to take place online.

 

 

What supervision can help with

 

Regular supervision is often a prerequisite for consultants, psychotherapists or coaches as well as many other helping professions. In all these contexts, psychological work with the desire for change is taking place. Change is best supported by trusting relationships in which difficulties can be explored, challenges posed, and best practices consolidated.

Whether you work with clients clinically, in a social or coaching context, it is not unusual for practitioners to experience relational and practice difficulties. Supervision can offer new models, fresh perspectives or insights and further support your competent practice.

Coaches or therapists from varying theoretical backgrounds can benefit from being introduced to other practitioners' lenses or methods through supervision.

 

 

My approach

 

As a therapist, coach and supervisor I attempt to work with a 'relational style'. This means that I believe all of our experiences take place and are to be understood as occurring in relationships between the the Self, the Other and the Situation (see matrix below).

In supervision, I help therapists and coaches look at their clients as well as themselves with this relational perspective. A better understanding of their relationships with their clients as well as the supervision relationship itself, can be a source of new impulses for their work and personal development.

 

 

Training and experience

 

I trained as a Gestalt Psychotherapist (UKCP accredited) and have additional training in Systemic Counselling for Couples and Constellations for Teams and Groups. In addition to running my private practice since 2013, I also have years of experience as a coach for startups, founders and teams in larger companies.

I have already gained experience in leading groups as Clinical Team Leader at a counselling agency in London (The Awareness Center), where I led a team of around 25 therapists in training as their coordinating supervisor.

I also led the Escape Tribe and Startup Tribe at Escape the City in London (up to 40 participants per Tribe), and previously ran a small company with around 15 freelance employees in Madrid.

 

 

Feel free to contact me at alex@theberlinpractice.com

 

 

 

The relational matrix model of supervision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Gestalt Journal © Copyright 2017 by Gestalt Publications Ltd. 2017, Vol. 26, No. 2, 21-30

The relational matrix model of supervision: context, framing and inter-connection

Marie-Anne Chidiac, Sally Denham-Vaughan and Lynda Osborne

 

You can download the full article as PDF here.

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