The Supervisory Relationship: Difficulties and Delights - with Robin Shohet

Saturday 29th January 2022 - Interactive Webinar on Zoom - 9.30am - 4.30pm
Cost: £120 (plus VAT)

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In a world dominated by an audit culture the supervisory relationship is of vital importance. Through good role modeling, it upholds the value of relationship as a vehicle for transformation. How does the supervisor avoid becoming part of a culture that is increasingly moving towards avoidance of risk and defensive practice? In this workshop we will use Appreciative Inquiry as our starting point and courage as our theme - the courage to take risks, be honest and vulnerable and own what might seem like mistakes, but in fact are potentially vehicles for growth.

Robin Shohet has been running supervision courses since 1979. He combines his work as a trainer with team coaching and culture change in organizations using Appreciative Inquiry. He has published widely on the topic of supervision including: 'Supervision in the Helping Professions', 'Passionate Supervision’, 'Supervision as Transformation’ and his latest book ‘In Love with Supervision’.

This workshop will contribute 6 hours towards Continuing Professional Development requirements.

We have an exciting program of workshops coming this year designed for Coaches, Counsellors, CBT practitioners, Doctors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Social Workers.

These courses are presented in partnership between Grayrock and Stanton Psychological Services. For further information and workshops, go to

We do hope you can join us later this month with this highly sought-after speaker.

If there is anything more that you need to know, please do not hesitate to email us at or call us on 07549 277448.

Details of our full program are on
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Best wishes,
Dr Christine Dunkley
Consultant Psychological Therapist

Using constellation work in supervision - 12th/13th October 2022

Cost of each day: £150.00

Venue: CCPE Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Cres, Little Venice, London W2 6NE

Timings: 10am - 5pm

Day 1: 12th October 2022 - Using constellation work in supervision - facilitated by Richard Spence

‘Constellations’ are a way of working with individuals and groups as part of a larger system to reveal: underlying dynamics and fresh perspectives. The approach uses people and objects to represent the key elements in a three-dimensional living map.

This day is for supervisors, therapists and coaches who want to integrate a systems perspective and methodology into their practice. The session is built around experiential learning and exercises; there will be space for questions, reflection and an opportunity to take a fresh look at a current issue.

In this introductory day, Richard will show how you can start to access your own and your clients' innate understanding of systems. You will learn the underpinning principles that inform this approach, the inner stance and some practical applications of constellations in 1:1 and group work.

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Notice some of the natural organising principles of human systems
  • Support people to stand in the truth of their situation and discover their own resources
  • Encourage insight and clarity through 1:1 systemic mapping
  • Use what you have learned for clarity in preparation and self-supervision

'An enlightening, thought provoking and powerful experience… the session had a huge impact on me and my outlook on people dynamics.'

Richard Spence works with individuals, teams and organisations and trained in supervision with Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmot. Richard is passionate about constellations' capacity to improve our professional resourcefulness and overall wellbeing. He studied family constellations with Core Constellations and the Centre for Systemic Constellations, organisational constellations with Coaching Constellations and the Hellinger Instituut in Holland where he completed the Master training in Systemic Work.

Day 2: 13th October 2022 - Developing constellation work in supervision - facilitated by Richard Spence

This day is for supervisors, therapists and coaches who have completed the introductory day ‘Working Systemically in Supervision’ and wish to enhance their understanding of underlying relationship dynamics and capacity to use constellations in client work.

On this second day, Richard will take you more deeply into the principles of constellations so you can spot systemic loyalties, introduce the sentences that create systemic interventions and find resourceful places for you and your clients. The day builds on day one with experiential learning and exercises that offer practical applications of systemic work; there will be space for questions, reflection and opportunities to discover fresh insights on your current work and your own potential.

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Recognise the organising principles of systems in action
  • Offer systemic sentences which name 'what is' and invite alignment
  • Resource yourself, supervisees and clients to be more present and confident
  • Celebrate difficulties and apply what you have learned reflectively and professionally

'A very satisfying and stimulating event, informative and interesting, a brilliant day.'