Supervision is well-documented as helping mitigate the risk of vicarious trauma – the emotional residue of exposure that practitioners have from working with people in pain, fear and possible terror.
Supervision should be an ongoing source of positive support that allows for debriefing, and provides a non-judgemental, safe space that is supportive of self-care.
All fabtic’s supervision services are provided by Managing Director Joanna Foster. By working with Joanna, staff receive supervision from a highly experienced, professional and empathic supervisor who is trained in working with adults with mental ill health and who has specialised in working with children, teenagers and families for over 18 years. Joanna still works directly with clients, and this first-hand knowledge and frontline insight provides staff with a safe space for reflection that can help maintain the quality of their work, further develop practice and help practitioners feel supported and understood in their roles.
Joanna currently provides supervision services to a range of staff and managers who have responsibility for providing frontline services to the public, be they children, teenagers, families and older vulnerable adults. Delivering sessions individually or in small group sessions, supervision is provided face-to-face, online or via telephone.
In the Media
See Joanna’s work featured on the BBC and in the Financial Times
Read more about Joanna’s publications and writing projects
Access Joanna’s thesis exploring the identification of risk and need in children who set fires
"Over the five years I worked with her Joanna managed every case with a high level of commitment and expertise, supporting children in the most difficult of home settings. Joanna combines experience and innovation with a patient and caring manner even under the most challenging circumstances. I would feel confident in recommending her services to any of my clients."
Stuart McMillan, Managing Director RM & Associates Ltd and London Fire Brigade Divisional Officer (retired)