Supervision & Tutoring
I know from my own experience that finding the right supervisor for our current practice, stage of development and support needs is vital. As a senior BACP accredited supervisor, I can offer you over 20 years of supervision experience, having worked in a wide variety of settings, including private practice, the not-for-profit sector, higher and further education, physical and mental health settings, abuse agencies, schools and young peoples services.
I provide individual and group supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists in training, newly qualified or with many years of experience. I also work with managers, coordinators and practitioners who want to reflect on their work away from their organizations.
My approach to supervision depends on your needs and preferred learning styles. Generally, however, I use integrative models of supervision, including Hawkins and Shohet, Inskipp and Proctor, and Clarkson, as well as more transpersonal perspectives.
As an experienced tutor and lecturer, I can provide substantial theoretical as well as practical knowledge and experience. I worked at Bristol University for 16 years as a lecturer and supervisor on the MSc in Counselling and also at the Psychosynthesis Trust in London on the MA in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy. Currently, I work as a tutor for Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BCPC) on the Diploma in Counselling and for Metanoia in London on the MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.
If you require support for research projects at Diploma and Masters levels, I may also be able to help. My major research interests include transpersonal approaches to counselling and psychotherapy and especially psychosynthesis; living with potentially terminal and chronic illnesses, including HIV infection and cancer; bereavement and grief; and counselling for LGBTQ communities. I am interested in new paradigm research methodologies, with specific focus on heuristic, narrative and autoethnographic approaches, as well as transpersonal perspectives on research.
My aim as a supervisor and tutor is to provide the correct balance of support and challenge for each individual so that you can celebrate successes, explore difficulties and problematic issues, increase your therapeutic competence, ensure ethical practice, and feel restored. I also aim to enable your own internal supervisor and to develop your reflective and reflexive abilities.
Research & Publications
“It’s Not Like Flesh and Blood” – experiences of gay men bereaved through the death of a partner” Research dissertation, MSc in Counselling, University of Bristol, 1998.
“Counselling People Living with HIV/AIDS” in Counsellors in Health Settings (ed. Etherington, K.), 2001, London: Jessica Kingsley.
“Counselling People Living with HIV/AIDS” abridged version for Open University Reader Debates and Dilemmas in Promoting Health (2002) for undergraduate course Promoting Health: Skills, Perspectives and Practice.
“Body, Mind and Soul – an exploration of the experience of constructing or uncovering personal meaning in physical illness” Research dissertation, MA in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, Psychosynthesis and Education Trust, 2008.
“Life after Death – 25 Years of HIV Counselling” Therapy Today. Nov. 2012 23 (9) pp.18-21
Get in Touch
Finding the right counsellor or psychotherapist can sometimes feel daunting and be time‑consuming so do feel free to get in touch for an initial talk and possible meeting.
MA Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, MSc Counselling, MBACP (Senior Accredited), UKCP Registered
My name is Pete Connor and I have over 30 years experience as a psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor. I am based in Long Ashton, near to Bristol, and see adult individual clients and supervisees.