What is supervision?
As a psychotherapist, it is incredibly important to remain "embedded". To be able to remain fully present with your clients, it is essential to feel that your questions, uncertainties, doubts, and struggles are being supported outside the therapy room.
A supervision is like “playing with reality”: being allowed to experiment with your bodily awareness and to be creative with theory. As a supervisor I strive to bring you to the best version of yourself, with absolute respect for your unique being. When we are allowed to be true to ourselves, and to stay grounded, we can relax and continue to grow and develop our skills and expertise. Add a fresh outlook and supervision is a real feast!
“Supervision involves the co-creation of meaning between supervisor and psychotherapist in order to facilitate a similar process between psychotherapist and client”
Maria Gilbert, Integrative Psychotherapist
For psychotherapists who approach their profession as a craft. To be able to participate, you need to be a graduate of or be close to graduating from a recognized training institute.
Perfect for you if:
You are open-minded and interested in integrating different approaches into your practice to increase your competence and effectiveness
You sometimes get stuck with a client: you are faced with your personal issues, with irritation, doubts or loss of motivation
You have questions around assessment and diagnosis
You experience pressure and stress because of a heavy caseload or complicated pathologies
You want to learn how to work with specific personality disorders (narcissism, borderline, schizoid, etc.)
You have ethical questions concerning confidentiality, liability, dealing with suicide, etc
You would like to develop a more body-oriented practice
Just as in psychotherapy sessions with clients, in supervision we do not start from the assumption that there is a “right way” to do things. In life answers are not delivered “ready to go.” Possible answers emerge, then they slowly become visible. As a supervisor my task is to be present in the group and in a meta-position, to offer a critical reflection on the case-discussions and to contain the group process. The guiding principle is always a reflection on whether our actions lead to diligent care. You will be offered clear theoretical frameworks where necessary and relevant.
What will you gain?
Greater awareness of your own theoretical and methodological references, be they implicit or explicit
Finetune your personal style as a psychotherapist; achieve greater coherence
Your creativity will be stimulated
More individuated, more autonomous, more responsible and more freedom
Higher competence and more understanding
More flexibility in how you use your personhood in the therapeutic relation
Greater energy, stability and efficiency
My background as supervisor
Next to my own experience as a psychotherapist and trainer of psychotherapists, I am Primary Supervisor in the MSc Integrative Psychotherapy of the Metanoia Institute in London since 2008. I complement this extensive experience by ongoing study of state-of-the-art psychotherapy research.
Where: Available both in Brussels and in Hoegaarden.
Budget: €80 per individual session; group and team supervision: ask for an offer
Phone: 04 85 11 09 04
Contact me to discuss your needs.
Starts in november 2022, 3 full days.
The purpose of this supervision group is to provide the opportunity to meet with other English-speaking therapists working mainly with the expat population in and around Brussels. This will be a multi-modal group with a focus on integrating different approaches to the work. Every modality is welcome providing that you are open and interested in exploring with respect and enthusiasm the differences that other psychotherapists might bring to the group.
Possible work forms
Working around a specific theme
Practicing specific intervention methods
Where: We meet in the beautiful countryside of Hoegaarden
Participants: Minimum 4, maximum 6 participants
Budget: €530 for the 3 days (including coffee/ tea and soup)
Dates: 15/11, 14/02 and 9/05
Once subscribed you commit to following the 3 days
Taking your personal case-studies as starting point we explore how you can apply the latest insights of neurosciences into your practice.
Small group: min 2- max 6 participants
You can create your own group or join an existing group.
Attention: to join this group, it is required to have taken the 3-day introduction Neurobiology and psychotherapy
“I have found Liesbet respectful of my process and way of working as a psychotherapist. She listens well and is engaged in the relationship. I trust her judgement and way of working. I have never felt a sense of being unequal in our meetings.
I often refer clients to Liesbet and would also recommend her to anyone looking for a supervisor without hesitation.”
JeannetteDelgado-Holdsworth, MSc Psychology (https://www.jdelgado.eu/)
“Liesbet has been my supervisor since my training as a psychotherapist. She is empathic and trustworthy. I know that I can rely on her for any difficulty or question that might arise in my work with clients. Liesbet takes the time to fully understand the situations that I bring in supervision before offering a new perspective. She continues to develop and is curious of new theories. I have more recently followed her course on Interpersonal Neurobiology and been struck by her ability to skillfully combine theory and practice.”
Sophie Standaert, MSc Integrative Psychotherapy.
“I started supervision with Liesbet because I was looking to have a more holistic approach to therapy and to being a therapist. I have found our work transformative for my understanding of who I am as a therapist and how I work with clients, it has felt creative and mutually fulfilling.”
Dr. Natalja Rozdestvenskaja, Dr Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, MSc Integrative Psychotherapy