Coaching, Supervision & Therapy
Coaching, supervision and therapy serve the individual, the couple, the small group or the team. As Tavistock practitioners, our organising principle is that no person is an island, and so the wider systemic context of the client always informs the dyad or small group work.
Long before executive coaching became ‘a thing’ in the world, we at the institute worked with individuals and teams in their work context with a framework we termed ‘role consultation’.
Our coaching/role consultation work operates at the cusp of the individual’s or team’s sense-making process, contextualised in the organisational / work-related / professional arena.
Our distinctive approach to coaching is based on an understanding of the psycho-social and psycho-physical factors that shape a leader’s behaviour, the organisational system in which they operate. We help develop a coachees’ capacity to relate and respond in - and to - complex systems of interest and responsibility, and to understand their own part in the process.
Our supervision provision can be best thought of as ‘trainers of the trainers’.
Our highly experienced practitioners offer reflective, developmental and educational spaces, which bring two minds (or a small group) together to explore work related issues and behaviours. This is a contextual activity which holds in mind the individual and the patterns of thinking and behaving that they have developed through life, alongside the organisations that they are working with.
We work dialogically, phenomenologically and cognitively, to create a space for sense making of role taking, enabling the supervisee off-load and recuperate when working in difficult contexts or clients who are suffering hardship.
Our therapy and counselling offer is provided by a small group of us who are qualified and registered with one of the UK’s qualifying bodies - including BPA, UKCP, or BACP.
Unlike common belief, we do not think that counselling or psychotherapy are a luxury, but rather an essential space and time of growth, support and development for individuals, couples, or groups, to be introspective, examine the relationship between themselves and the world they inhabit, look after their inner selves and selves in relations.
In our new offices we have curated an inviting, safe space with a containing and relaxing ambience that offers individuals, couples or groups the opportunities to do exactly that.
All of our services — coaching, supervision, and therapy — can be offered in person, online or as a hybrid, depending on circumstances and to be agreed with the Tavistock practitioner.
For inquiries approach: Meg Davies
If you prefer, you can approach us directly.