Take time to reflect and review your coaching or clinical practice with someone who understands the impact of running a heart-centred business and working with humans!
Are you counselling, coaching, guiding and supporting clients in your career or business and/or running a team, organisation or charity that supports vulnerable people?
🙋 Feeling a little overwhelmed
🙋 Worried you may be working outside of your ‘scope of practice’
🙋 Concerned about tricky disclosures and the appropriate response
🙋 In need of an independent, highly confidential sounding board
🙋 Finding team dynamics tricky
🙋 Over-giving and feeling burnt-out but not sure how to make it stop
🙋 Concerned about being ethical and trauma informed in all you do
🙋 Not sure if your nervous system can keep going like this
If any (or even all) of those things resonate with you it sounds like you need clinical supervision.
As a highly experienced social worker and certified coach I know how invaluable supervision has been for me over the last twenty years. Including how it has helped me excel in my coaching practice and personal business too.
Creating a space for you to talk about how your coaching and/or clinical and team work affecting you on a personal level should be a priority for you. And I’m here to support you with the vast range of issues that can arise from being in relationship with other humans in close settings. I do this in a structured but very supportive and tailored way to help you improve your well-being, practice and clinical and coaching skills.
My superpower is being completely un-shockable!
I have worked with sex workers for two decades. I have quite literally seen it ‘all’.
You will be able to say anything to me in supervision without fear of judgement.
That includes the client (or clients…) that are driving you up the wall, the team member who triggers you every time they speak and niggling doubts you may have that you’re not very good at what you do. (You’re likely very wrong about that)
All such things are welcome in supervision because all of YOU is welcome in supervision
Who should have supervision?
If you’re a coach or therapist you are supporting and ‘holding’ your clients through challenging periods of transition and growth and that can be pretty draining. Even outright exhausting at times.
You’re working at deep levels of inquiry and change, which means the inherent demands of your work require you to be well-supported so you can turn up for your clients the very best you can.
And if you’re a team manager, charity CEO or social worker, you know that your job often means being under high pressure, dealing with stress and even be occasionally outright traumatic.
The supervision I provide gives you a safe space to reflect, pause, and breathe so you can support your teams, whilst also tending to your own self-care.
What’s so great about supervision?
Supervision is an opportunity for you to have protected time with an experienced peer to talk through the impact that your work is having on you personally.
It’s a vital and dynamic space for you to let off steam and talk through the challenges of your client work so you can find solutions to move forward with clarity and confidence.
It’s also a good time to explore your decision-making processes and reflect on whether this is as person-centred and ethical as they should be.
Supervision is essential for your own wellbeing and professional development, which in turn helps you to achieve the best outcomes for the people you work with.
And that’s why you do what you do right? To improve their lives! But not to lose yourself in the process!
YOU matter. You being OK matters…
1 hour session £125 - minimum every 4 weeks
If supervision sounds like something you’d like to explore further, please get in touch.
About Karen Marie Johnston
Karen Marie Johnston is an ICF Certified Coach, social worker as well as a trauma and nervous system-informed teacher for addiction and mental health recovery. She organises beautiful retreats and works 1:1 with women who are ready to truly thrive and learn how to be kinder to themselves, so that their dream life & recovery can actually become a reality. Karen is an inspirational speaker and expert offering consultancy to professionals working with women in the sex industry and those with complex trauma. She recently won a prestigious International Coaching Award and was a finalist in the 2020 National Diversity Awards for Positive Role Model for Gender. Her work has been featured on BBC Radio 4's 'Woman's Hour' and Channel 4's 'The Secret Millionaire'.