WELLSPRING SUPERVISORS

Ingrid Bell - I have been a state registered art therapist and member of the health professional Council since 1997.  I am also a BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) recognised supervisor, offering individual and group supervision, most recently at Queen Margaret University.  I have further trained at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations gaining a diploma in "Therapeutic skills with children and young people".  As a supervisor I aim to encourage exploration and reflection on the process and content of the therapy sessions with focus on the client issues, supervisee's experience of client (counter-transference) and where relevant the experience and impact of the organisational environment.  Within this the supervisee's needs and learning process are also taken into consideration.

Bridget Grant - Since qualifying over ten years ago.  I have gained extensive experience working with individuals and groups in art therapy in a variety of settings.  I am a BAAT approved supervisor and state registered with the Health Professionals Council.  I have experience in offering both one-to-one and facilitating group supervision.  My approach to supervisory work is exploratory, whilst remaining underpinned by psychodynamic theory.  In order to enhance the quality of the therapeutic interaction and deepen the art therapist's own practice, I consider supervision should offer a safe containing space in which the less conscious (and perhaps more challenging) aspects of the therapeutic work and relationship can be worked with and processed.  To this end, I aim to faciltate the creative exploration of, and reflection on the content, process and imagery of the art therapy sessions. This may also take into account the organisational dynamics and the dynamics of the supervisory relationship.

Mike Wilson - Mike trained as a counselling and psychotherapy supervisor under the tutorage of Michael Jacobs and Moira Walker at Leicester University from 1995 to 1996.  While his training was psychodynamic, Mike's development as a supervisor has included transpersonal and humanistic perspectives, and other theoretical models which reflect the growing recognition that supervision is a profession in its own right. He also draws upon his extensive experience as a UKAHPP accredited and UKCP registered psychotherapist and counsellor.  Also, his experience of writing and teaching on counselling programmes, since 1998, has increased his awareness of the supervisory needs of trainee counsellors and psychotherapists. He has also written supervision courses for the Scottish Qualifications Authority and taught these in Further Education.  He supervises both individuals and groups in a wide range of settings, and has experience of supervising counsellors and psychotherapists from different therapeutic backgrounds and levels of expertise.