Beckie Whiteman

Profession:

Independent Speech and Language Therapist

Location:

Waverley, Surrey

Work context/Areas of interest and specialism:

Since qualifying in 2002 I worked in the NHS for a number of years in several specialist units for children with complex needs and children on the Autistic Spectrum.  Since 2014, I have been an independent therapist working with local children with a speech and language delays and disorders, social communication difficulties as well as speech sound disorders in homes, nurseries and mainstream schools.

Experience/training/membership:

  • Bsc Hons Speech and Language therapy
  • Member of RCSLT and HCPC
  • Introduction to counselling through The Counselling Foundation
  • Workplace resilience
  • Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy through Relate
  • Are you getting enough? (1), (2) and (3) through intandem
  • Clinical supervision training NHS

 

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:

My aim as a supervisor to provide a nourishing, safe and peaceful space for supervisees to be able to open up, share and reflect on the issues which they are facing within their professional role.  For them to move into a deeper space of reflection and learning about their own skills and abilities in order to be the best they can be in their role.  I hope that my supervision impacts the whole of their wellbeing relationally and clinically, to support and facilitate their own practice and development.  I firmly believe that you will get out of supervision what you put in and I endeavour to enable my supervisees to feel comfortable to be encouraged and challenged.   I am an honest, open and trustworthy supervisor who cares about the people I supervise. I offer independent professional (non-managerial) supervision for speech and language therapists and related professions, in accordance with the HCPC guidelines.  My experience as a supervisor encompasses providing professional and managerial supervision for speech and language therapists from my 10 years in the NHS and educational contexts.  Since 2014, I have been working as an independent speech and language therapist and have been providing independent supervision for NHS, education and independent therapists.  I participate in regular supervision and undertake 6-weekly supervision sessions to support my clinical caseload and Supervision of Supervision.

Contact details:

Email: BWhitemanSLT@gmail.com

Website: www.beckiewhitemanslt.co.uk