Interdependent Supervisors Network

Welcome to the ISN Blog

Welcome to all supervisors, psychotherapists, counsellors, coaches, mentors, managers and all those that are passionate about and hold a responsibility for their own and other peoples’ well-being at work, the well-being of the organisation in which they work and the society in which that work operates. This blog is here to share ideas and inspiration, articles and news. Please feel free to contribute and share.

Chamari Leelasena

I am an integrative Counsellor / Psychotherapist in private practice. I am a Certified Clinical Supervisor working with counselling therapists and those working in other mental health settings.

My particular interests are working with Trauma resolution, holistic approaches to understanding and addressing anxiety and depression. Currently familiarising with Polyvagal system and Trauma’s effect on the nervous system response.

Face to face sessions are in Wembley and Harley Street practices, while on-line sessions are provided via Skype and Zoom.

Chamari’s Website:

Find Self Counselling 

You may contact Chamari using the form below:

Mobile: 07872 953 061


Lynn Walters

Lynn Walters, black therapist

Although my initial therapeutic training was psychodynamic, since qualifying in 2007, I have had additional training in other modalities to enhance my knowledge and practice.  As a qualified supervisor (2013) I have worked with individuals and groups, either independently or via organisations.  My work is integrative and my experience has been with qualified as well as trainee counsellors/psychotherapists, covering different issues within time-limited and open-ended sessions.

You may contact Lynn using the form below

Mobile: 07930381064

Kris Black

I am Kris Black (I use they/them pronouns). I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, Child and Adolescent Therapeutic Counsellor, CSTD trained supervisor in Individual and group supervision. I work using an Intersectional framework and lens, when I’m not working clinically with clients and supervisees, I enjoy training therapists and counsellors as an Independent Trainer – via Radical Dialogues which I founded.

I am a clinical associate of Pink Therapy and ex leadership Associate of BAATN – both organisations work within the marginalised communities that i’m part of –  they share my values, and perspectives on working respectfully with issues of difference and diversity. I work within both the LGBTQIA / QTIPOC and the Black African, Asian and Caribbean communities. I am registered with UKCP and BACP, and I’m a member of FSN, PCU and PCSR which reflects my political commitment as a psychotherapist and supervisor. I’m proud to be a Black Issues Masterclass graduate (1st class).

Find Kris via these links:

Arc Therapy

Pink Therapy

Baatn UK

The Free Psychotherapy Network

LinkedIn Kris Black

You may contact Kris using the form below:

Call or Text: 07761371088 

Ben Fuchs

Ben Fuchs is an organisational development consultant. His work is mainly focused on leadership development and culture change in the NHS. He is on the faculty of the Centre for Supervision and Team Development, with an interest in supervision in teams and organisations.

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Robin Shohet

Robin Shohet trains supervisors  through the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD London) which he co-founded in 1979. He has written extensively on supervision and his next book ‘In Love with Supervision. Transformative Conversations’ which he has written with his wife, Joan Wilmot, will come out in 2020.

Now that he no longer plays football, his main leisure activities are learning the accordion and improvisation drama

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Charlotte Sills

Charlotte Sills is a psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer, consultant and a member of faculty at Metanoia Institute and at Ashridge Business School, UK.  She is the author or co-author of a number of publications on counselling, psychotherapy, coaching and supervision including Skills in Gestalt (Joyce & Sills, 2014; Sage) An Introduction to Transactional Analysis (Lapworth & Sills 2011; Sage) Transactional Analysis – a Relational Perspective (Hargaden and Sills 2002; Routledge), and  Coaching Relationships (Sills & de Haan 2012; Libri Press).

As a supervisor she is inspired by the words of the late Richard Wainwright, who said “Supervision should be a conversation you have never had before”  (2017 personal communication). 

She lives in West London with her husband and enjoys friends, good white burgundies, and being inspired by the Portobello Group.  She has two children and five grandchildren.

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Dr. David Owen

David works half time as a holistic family doctor and half time split between being a facilitator, coach, medical educator and small team and organisational consultant. He is also a responsible officer, appraiser of other responsible officers, supervisor and trainer of supervisors including GP trainers.

Until recently he worked a day a week at the medical school in Southampton where he was lead on student personal professional development. David is a member of the Wessex deanery tutor group training GP trainers and providing clinical and educational supervision training. He offers both individual and team coaching that he has done for over 20 years seeing this as a highly effective tool for personal and team development and growth.

He co edited:

Clinical Supervision in the Medical Profession: Structured Reflective Practice’

David has been working with doctors and health practitioner for many years and has experienced the benefits of regular facilitation, coaching and supervision in practice development, team management, practitioner wellbeing and patient care.  David uses a model based on ‘five different realms of practice’ to explore the difficulties within groups and to enhance how groups and individuals respond to those challenges. For the last 5 years he has been working for Wessex Deanery to facilitate practice away days and has been working as an external consultant to ‘vulnerable general practices’.

David works closely with 2 colleagues as part of  Wessex Facilitation and is a coach for The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

Contact Dr. David Owen using the form below




Joan Wilmot

Joan is a supervisor, psychotherapist and trainer and after a formative seven years as a residential social worker at Richmond Fellowship therapeutic community in 1979, she co-founded CSTD (Centre for Supervision and Team Development).

Her particular interest is in working with systems and complexity, using organisational and family constellations work.  She has been running supervision trainings and working with individuals, couples and teams for over forty years. Her passion is enabling people to find the work they love and to love the work they do.

Joan is a contributor to ‘Supervision in the Helping Professions’: Hawkins P and Shohet R and ‘Passionate Supervision’ and ‘Supervision as Transformation’ both edited by Robin Shohet.

Her other book, to her surprise, is a cookery book written with her friend, Jacqui Jones, ‘The Boxing Clever Cookbook’.  She is a member of Playback Theatre Company and is also learning Greek and the accordion (both very slowly!)  She is amongst other things a sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend and is ever grateful for what she has received and continues to receive from them all.

Joan’s Website

Contact Joan using the form below

Veronica Phillips

My main work is in Voice Movement therapy,( VMT):an arts therapy that employs the embodied voice as the main modality. My practice is named “ESSENTIAL VOICE”, which caters for one- to- one sessions as well as Workshops and short courses. My work can include psychodynamic therapy, subtle energy work, shamanic practices, active imagination, writing, drawing, archetypal and sub-personality work, as well, of course , as vocal sounding and song, frequently improvised. I am passionate about this work and its deep soul connection as well as the confidence, self validation , creativity and autonomy people develop.

I trained in VMT some twenty years ago, subsequently training in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy;  integrative and psychodynamic therapy contribute much to my VMT work. I am currently President of the Board of the International Association for Voice Movement Therapy : a small , but international organisation with highly motivated and dedicated practitioners. I enjoy very much being at the forefront of developing VMT and supporting others endeavours, at the same time I am excited by the deepening  connections and strands of my own work.

I have a certificate in Supervision from CSTD and hugely value my peer supervision connection as one half of the Forest Row Dyad, as well as the supervision that I offer for psychotherapists, counsellors and VMT Practitioners.

I am now in my 70’s but still very active : I am married with two surviving adult children, having lost my eldest son about 30 years ago. I live in Hammersmith and mainly work in this area.

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Monica Suswin

Monica Suswin is a writing practitioner in the field of Writing for Wellbeing with a background in humanistic psychotherapy.

She trained with Gerda Boyesen, the Norwegian founder of Biodynamic Psychotherapy in the seventies, and was later a freelance journalist and radio producer (BBC Radio 4). She gained an MA in Creative Writing from Sussex University (2002).

Monica offers writing sessions, holds regular Writing for Healing Workshops in her Cabin on the Hill, Sussex. She is a member of Lapidus International  (The Words for Wellbeing Association) and NAWE (the National Association of Writers in Education).

Monica’s Website

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