FLiP FACULTY APPROVED FAMILY LAW SUPERVISOR - JULIE DE RUITER
,Working as a therapist, I am required to seek regular supervision - indeed it is a professional requirement for UKCP registration. Such supervision is time shared with a fellow professional; a space to reflect upon my practice, offload work and personal issues, explore my relationship with both clients and colleagues, together with many other aspects of my work.
Most importantly, supervision is my time, and my space.
I decided to train as a Legal Supervisor, following an extended period of work with a family lawyer. The cumulative effect of dealing with a client’s distress and pain, had culminated in her being burdened with a high level of vicarious trauma, and an overly emotional involvement with her client. Whilst working alongside her in processing this trauma, I became aware of not only of the impact on, but also the very clear need for professional supervision for family lawyers and legal professionals in general.
Legal supervision is your time, your space, and your personal well-being will be at the very centre of our work together.
My career in mental well-being began over twenty years ago, I have extensive experience of working in both the charitable sector, and private practice. I have implemented and delivered a wellbeing service within a FTSE 100 company. I also have legal experience delivering my specialised divorce therapy for clients of lawyers based predominantly in East Anglia.
I welcome the opportunity of discussing my approach to supervision for both individuals and companies.