Carmen Joanne Ablack


Supervision should ultimately be a transformative experience for the supervisee, the supervisor and where relevant for the organisation. Supervision is a relational undertaking.

The spirit of something can be said to give it life and to empower its growth, for me this is fundamental to human development and understanding. It has relevance to the supervision process.  Practitioners or supervisory Supervisees and me as Supervisor are co-creating meta-perspectives on the work, as well as the supervisee being supported to develop and refine their unique style as a supervisor, practitioner, or manager.

I understand supervision to be of benefit to the professional development of the practitioner or supervisory supervisee and the supervisor whilst at the same time promoting and upholding the well being of the client. It is a process of alliance in which the supervisee is encouraged to strengthen their capacity to perceive, understand, facilitate and intervene appropriate to context.

In supervision we explore our “failures” and our “successes” in promoting and providing effective interventions and support to the client, the supervisee or to the organisation. We can look at managing conflicts, ruptures and impasses in the work, as well as how to understand and build upon what is working well. Supervision provides a space to reflect on our approaches to working with others and an opportunity to be courageous in our reflective and reflexive processes and ultimately back in the work, with the other, itself.

I pay attention to the bringing together and expanding of knowledge and experience of body, heart, mind and spirit as it manifests in supervision and in the work of the supervisee and their context. My approach in all supervisory styles offered below is holistic and systemically aware.


In supervision we pay regard to boundaries; working alliances; session structures; contextual and systemic factors; diversity, identity and synthesis processes; confidentiality requirements; ruptures and impasses; ethical and moral dilemmas and paradoxes arising in all these areas. Exploring together patterns of thought and behaviour, conflicted feelings, paradoxes, meanings, language and metaphor with embodied awareness and attention to parallel, transferential and counter-transferential processes. Bringing together and expanding knowledge and experience of body, heart, mind and spirit as it manifests in exploring your work.

Areas covered in the different types of supervision can include any of the following as appropriate:

Fees information is available on request. A sliding scale is in operation for individuals, groups and organisations and my fee is dependent on circumstances and context.


I adhere to the standards set out for supervisors as an accredited registrant member of UKPC and as a member listed and recognised on the UKCP Directory of Supervisors, (Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College).