Having grown up in a clergy family, I have first-hand experience of the joys and the struggles that ministry can bring to clergy and to their families. After living in community with adults with learning disabilities and working within further and community education, I trained as a counsellor with the Edinburgh Pastoral Foundation and at Strathclyde University. I have worked in varied settings, and value spiritual perspectives on life, whatever an individual’s faith or belief may be. Supervision training subsequently developed my practice, as well as active commitment to my own ‘relentless self-care’.
I offer supervision as a regular opportunity to talk confidentially with an understanding, encouraging, accepting, yet challenging person in order to support yourself and develop work effectiveness, sustainability, work-life balance, and personal satisfaction. It can be helpful in keeping open a sustaining connection with all that awoke you to your vocation in the first place. You can find more about me and how I work at www.simonspence.net