Movement Therapy Adults

Creative Embodied Supervision


 

I offer supervision to therapists, teachers, practitioners and managers … anyone who is interested in reflecting on their work with others in creative ways.

Sessions draw on the embodied-self as a resource, so supervisees have an interest in working with the body, movement and their felt sense.

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I have a Diploma in Creative Approaches to Supervision Diploma from the London Centre for Psychodrama.

This course:

  • – has Recognised Supervision Training Status with HIPC (Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College of the UKCP).
  • – is accredited by the British Psychodrama Association
  • – and the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (UKCP member organisations)
  • – and recognised by the British Association of Dramatherapists (HCPC members organisation).

I work with creative and active supervision methods. I aim to shift our focus from purely talking or thinking things through, to entering into a creative/unknown space to encounter themes present and gain new perspectives. I facilitate the use of movement, mark-making materials, objects and images.

Sessions reflect on questions that supervisees consider for their work with others and wider professional development. 

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I work in a collaborative and person-centred way and aim to provide supervisees with:

  • – a safe, supportive space.
  • – an opportunity to explore and understand the dynamics present in your work.
  • – an opportunity to develop resources so that you can feel more effective and rewarded in your work.

To get a sense of how I work therapeutically and my take on the process of change, please read my description of Somatic Movement Therapy here.

I am a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, have a Diploma in Counselling and have been working in the field of body and movement for the last 20 years. I’m on the teaching faculty of the Institute for Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy and am visiting lecturer at a number of UK Universities (University of London, Goldsmiths: MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy; UCLan: MA Dance and Somatic Well-being).

I have worked in a range of Statutory, Voluntary and Independent Sectors. I have experience of work in Adult Community Mental Health, Learning Disability, Older People, Early Years Education and Adoption Services. I have had roles of social worker, play worker, support worker, massage therapist, community arts worker, therapist and trainer. More details here.

Feedback from Supervisees:

I have found these sessions with Paul to be invaluable to my practice. They have been a way for me to process the work I do with others through accessing my subconscious, bringing up thoughts and feelings which I was unaware of. The somatic explorative journey is deeply profound and incredibly insightful.
 
I found Paul’s approach to be professional with clear boundaries. I feel safe and held within the space. Paul has a way of approaching this work in a creative & playful manner, which has allowed me to feel open and expressive within the sessions.
 
I would highly recommend supervision session sessions with Paul to support anyone working with others on their healing journey.
 
Ruth Bell, Bodyworker ruthbellmassage.co.uk
 
 

During my time working with Paul we have explored some of the themes that come up for me in relation to my work and clients. I have valued the creative way through which we have explored these themes which offer me fresh perspective and insight and allow me to contact the wisdom of my body. 

As a mover, I have appreciated the weaving of modalities together as Paul integrates his creative supervision practice with his experience in somatic movement facilitation. This has allowed me to feel held in more layers than one and the invitation has been there to bring movement enquiry to the practice of supervision.

Paul embodies a sensitivity that he brings to his work that evokes ease. He allows for moments of pause, reflection and integration so the work can be digested at an integrative pace. He asks questions that develop processes further and allows them to gently unfurl without force or avoidance. He is responsive and curious and can adapt and follow the need of the client, all important qualities in a facilitator.

Hayley Price: www.integrativeembodiment.uk


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Supervision sessions are confidential and I receive supervision on my supervision.

Sessions available in South Devon, and on-line by arrangement.

Cost: Please get in touch for details.

Terms & Conditions: Please read here for details of Payment, Cancellation Policy, Confidentiality, Reviewing & Ending work, Code of Ethics & Grievance Procedures.