Services for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Supervision and Continuing Professional Development Services
At Enderby Associates we offer a variety of services for practicing counsellors and psychotherapists. These include individual and group supervision, supervision consultancy and professional development seminars and a variety of workshops.
In addition to Edinburgh, Enderby Associates also offers these services in West London on a monthly basis.
Individual Supervision and Case Discussion
Individual supervision is available for qualified and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists, as well as those who are in training. Supervision is offered in any of the arenas of work outlined, that is;
Psychotherapy and Counselling supervision with Ray Little,
Couple & Psychosexual Therapy and Infertility Counselling supervision with Jane Read.
Supervision with Ray Little
Ray is a qualified supervisor with over twenty years experience of supervising therapists and counsellors. He supervises both senior undergraduates and graduates.
Ray is currently interested in an integrated relational approach to therapy, with a particular emphasis on working with primitive states of mind. To this end he is author of several articles and these include; Schizoid Processes, Primitive Processes, Ego State Relational Units & Resistance to Change, and Treatment Consideration when working with Pathological Narcissism (see list of articles on the profile page).
Ray conceptualises the mind as being made up of relational configurations. One of the features of a relational approach is the focus on both the intrapsychic and the interpersonal. As a relational therapist he thinks of the therapist and client each bringing to the therapeutic dyad their own subjectivities, conscious and unconscious, each containing their own self-other relational schemas. On meeting, both client and therapist generate a unique interplay or coupling.
Ray's supervisory and therapeutic focus is with the transference-countertransference matrix. He believes that transformation and change takes place within this relationship, working through the past in the present. This approach encompasses being willing to embrace and work through the needed and repeated relationships via the therapeutic required relationship (Little, 2011).
Individual Supervision with Ray Little
One-to-one supervision can be arranged with Ray on an individual basis. This can be weekly, every 2nd week or on a monthly basis.
Group Supervision and Case Discussion with Ray Little
At Enderby Associates Ray facilitates supervision and clinical discussion groups on a monthly basis. The groups run for a year starting in September, and are suitable for senior undergraduates and graduates. The theoretical orientation is an integrative relational approach to psychotherapy and counselling.
Members of the group commit themselves for a full year and this commitment to the group includes regular attendance in order to foster a mutual learning environment and to enable the group and group members to develop a deeper understanding of their processes. This commitment also includes a financial undertaking to pay for all sessions, whether or not they are attended.
Supervision Group Vacancies
From September 2013 there will be vacancies in a monthly supervision group meeting on a Friday morning 9.00-12.00 in Edinburgh. The group is suitable for senior undergraduates or graduates. If you are interested or want more information, please contact the office by email via this website.
Ray also offers specialist supervision focusing upon therapeutic work with clients who would be diagnosed as Borderline Personality Disorder and Borderline Personality Organisation, including Narcissistic and Schizoid personalities. Specialist supervision is often recommended for these clinical issues.
Supervision Consultancy Services with Ray Little
Ray offers supervision of supervision for practicing supervisors. Supervision consultancy is a useful part of a supervisor's ongoing monitoring and development of their competence and affords an opportunity to think systematically about their supervisory work. This is offered as an individual service or in groups.
Professional Development Seminars with Ray Little
These groups are facilitated by Ray and meet on a Saturday, six times in the year. The aim of the group is to broaden our understanding and application of an integrative relational approach to psychotherapy and counselling. The day is divided between didactic input and discussion of articles, supervision and case discussion. The theoretical teaching may include the following approaches; self-psychology, object relations, psychoanalysis, transactional analysis. The subjects for discussion have included the following; responding to depression and suicidal clients, understanding primitive states of mind, disorders of the self, the psychology of shame, schizoid processes and the transference-countertransference matrix. Participants are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience. The specific content of the programme for the year is determined by discussion between the facilitator and group members.
The next Edinburgh group starts in Sept. 2013,
and the next London group also starts Sept. 2013.
Both groups run for a year, Sept. through to July.
To register your interest in either group, please contact the office.
Supervision with Jane Read
Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy Supervision
Jane is a qualified and accredited supervisor of couples counsellors and psychosexual therapists. She has extensive experience as a supervisor and trainer, and has been an external consultant to a number of couples and psychosexual training programmes.
Jane is keen to support supervisees own learning and professional development as an aspect of supervision.
Supervision Consultancy Services with Jane Read
Supervision of supervision for both Psychosexual Therapy Supervisors and Infertility Counselling Supervisors. Jane has a particular interest in the development of appropriate supervision for psychosexual and infertility counselling.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Workshops and training days are offered both ‘in house’, and on a consultancy basis.
The workshop detailed below gives a flavour of the kind of CPD workshops that are on offer.
The programme is continually being developed, so watch this space for details!
Open All Hours: The Erosion of Technical Neutrality
In this workshop we will address those clients with personalities whose defences are organised around a Borderline structure and have the capacity to stir up the emotions of those working with them. On the one hand, what is stirred in the therapist may the therapist understand the client better and therefore help resolve impasses. On the other hand, the feelings stirred in the therapist may compel him or her to pursue a course of action that may lead to boundary transgressions. What has been described as 'Open All Hours' therapy.
We will examine how therapists and clients become caught up in a primitive, boundariless enactment, in which the therapist has made themselves available 24/7; where the therapist does not know how to respond or what to do, or how to extricate themselves.