Comments from delegates on the RTA Mental Health Skills for Sixth Form Staff training
course, taught by Esther:
‘One of the best courses I have been on in 20 years’
‘Fantastic trainer with great information’
‘Excellent course - I feel so much better informed’
‘This really clarified the issues and questions I had‘
‘Brilliant! I’m feeling inspired!’
"Esther helped my (14 year old) daughter feel comfortable enough to talk about things
(self-harming and suicidal ideation). The family sessions helped us begin to talk
together about ....(the issues)...that were concerning all of us individually and
together. Communication between us has improved and we are less worried now. We are
very grateful for the advice, support and expertise we have received"
“In the four and a half years Esther has regularly supervised my practice, I have
got to know her well as a supervisor and clinician. She has consistently stretched
and extended my learning, making connections with systemic theory and practice and
enabling me to develop more thoughtfully and competently.
Prior to being supervised by Esther I had completed the first part of systemic training
(PGDip- two years) and during our supervisory relationship I qualified via the MSc
programme as a systemic psychotherapist. Esther’s robust clinical supervision enabled
me to do this and provided a regular space for developing my practice across multiple
contexts with often competing demands. She has encouraged me to explore territory
outside of my comfort zone and enabled me to think in new and creative ways about
my own clinical work and supervision of others.
Esther is a highly skilled clinician who is able to supervise across modalities and
contexts. She has introduced challenging questioning and interventions into our supervision
and also made connections across disciplines. Esther enables me to think about ethical
dilemmas in my practice, supervise and support a staff team of 30 practitioners and
work within a high pressure organisational context where demands are frequent, often
competing and personally challenging.
Esther has enabled me to develop personal resonances in my work more thoughtfully,
allowing my own style to become richer and my practice more effective.”
Head of Service, London (23 July 2013)
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