Thinking SPACE

Thinking space

Supporting people in confidential exploration

You ask great questions which help me work out what’s important and what I need to do. (Client feedback)

You have helped me build my inner confidence so that I can handle whatever comes my way. (Client feedback)

Plenty of people know the value of a thinking Space – dedicated time with a trusted independent person in which to review and reflect on your professional practice and your own well-being as a service provider, manager and leader.

Sally is Head of Finance for a large care service. In her thinking space, she explores the challenges of managing a large dispersed team of accountants and their interactions with the non-financial staff with whom they need to collaborate to create a thriving business. She reflects on her own performance in leading a busy, high profile team and her own wishes for her career, family and personal life. She values her thinking space as an opportunity to slow down, focus and reflect on what matters to her.

A place to celebrate your triumphs as well as grapple with your issues and concerns. A place to share the challenges you work with everyday as well as the impact this has on you as a whole person. Somewhere comfortable, away from your workplace where you can think, feel and just ‘be’ in a confidential learning environment, free from judgement, criticism and advice.

Where you are listened to, supported and challenged to find the best solutions for you and your clients. Your time for your work and your life.

David is a therapist in private practice. In his monthly supervision, he talks about his work with clients, the joys and challenges he faces and the impact of this work on him. . We explore situations, strategies and processes at work. We use our own relationship to help us learn about what’s possible and what happens when we use self as instrument in helping others. We talk about his learning journey and the development opportunities which support his learning. Sometimes, just by talking about our work and reflecting with another, we find new perspectives and understanding about what is happening, or may need to happen.

Working with person centred and strengths-based principles, we will build a strong working alliance of trust and safety; and co-create a learning environment in which to explore, together, the things that matter to you. Meeting monthly for up to two hours, we will agree a contract that works for you, and review our progress and ways of working regularly to ensure the best use of our time together.

I am a trained counsellor, supervisor and facilitator with experience of individual and group facilitation in a variety of settings. If you would like to find out more about working in this way and to book an initial meeting, please contact me.

Julie Barnes – julie.barnes@yahoo.co.uk

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