Amanda Christie

Profession:

Speech & Language Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher with experience of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming – Master Practitioner Level)

Location:

South West London

Work context, areas of interest and specialism:

  • Education – Mainstream KS1-4
  • Specialist Educational provisions (e.g. ASD, Additional Learning Needs)
  • I run an independent practice which includes roles of Clinician, Practice Educator and Supervisor

Experience, training and membership:

  • Worked in the NHS as Clinician and Manager of services
  • I now work as an Independent Speech & Language Therapist; running my own company
  • I have a qualification as a Master Neurolinguistic Practitioner and utilise this in my work
  • Member of RCSLT, HCPC
  • BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Therapy & Therapeutics
  • My experiences which I utilise as a Supervisor includes: Basic counselling skills course; Solution Focused Based Therapy; NLP; Mindfulness and teaching introduction to Mindfulness; Action Learning; Facilitating group supervision; Providing individual supervision as well as receiving regular Mentoring / Supervision for myself

Description of supervision service:

Who:

Speech and language therapists ✅
Allied health professionals
NHS workers ✅
Independent practitioners ✅
Social service employees
Education staff ✅
Voluntary sector workers ✅
Newly qualified practitioners ✅
Cross-specialism ✅
Cross-profession ✅

Type:

Individual ✅
Paired ✅
Group
Team
Managerial Supervision ✅
Professional Supervision ✅
Supervision of supervision

Access:

Face-to-face:
— supervisor’s base ✅
— supervisee’s base
— neutral location ✅
Telephone: ✅
Video teleconference: ✅

Description of supervision approach:

I am led by what the supervisee brings to Supervision. My style is mainly non-directive – aiming to focus questions that are exploratory which will guide the Supervisee to their own solutions and ways of managing what they bring to supervision. My aim is to provide a safe space and the time for the Supervisee to think through the issues they want to explore.

With NQPs my approach may be more direct to begin with, to provide information that they are not yet familiar with in their clinical work – especially with those who are in Independent Practice. I will include visits to their workplace when required to sign off their competencies.

My approach to Supervision has been influenced by Supervision I have received as well as what has been mentioned above. An initial meeting will clarify expectations and I build in review periods with Supervisees to reflect on how their Supervision is going to ensure it continues to meet their needs and/or if a change is a required.

Contact details:

Email: Childtalk@virginmedia.com
Phone: 07912319700
Website: www.artoftalking.co.uk

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