Group Supervision – Jim Fitzgibbon

Group Supervision

Why joining a supervision group is important?

When we gather in the shared interest of our clients’ healing, something special is happening:-

Stronger resilience emerges by our allowing ourselves to be supported by a group. Group resilience is certainly needed to cope with the recent uncertainty of Covid 19 restrictions in society.

The core philosophy of the supervision group is:

  • Creating a clear working alliance, conversations manifesting as boundaries.
  • Experiences shared informs the ground on which we are.
  • Sharing present experience, authentically, always informs the work.


Instead of feeling isolation, group friendship and support is experienced in between sessions as a warmth.

Feedback from the range of knowledge of other members in the group multiplies the feelings of safety, solidarity and confidence we need to meet the challenges of being a psychotherapist.

One past supervisee said: “Thanks for all the learning and insights. Enjoyed our time together.”

Workshop Details

When: Sessions will take place on a monthly basis on Wednesday mornings, starting 31st March 2021 from 10am.

Duration: Sessions are two hours with a maximum of four supervisees

Delivery: Sessions will be delivered through Zoom video conferencing in line with Covid 19 guidelines.

James FitzGibbon – Bio

A graduate in 2007 with a diploma in gestalt psychotherapy awarded by the Gestalt Institute of Ireland, I am a gestalt psychotherapist. A member of IAHIP since the beginning I maintained my core interest in psychotherapy by attending GII’s CPD training weeks/weekends in Ireland and abroad.

I realise that I love working with the topic and experiences related to suffering and supporting the relief of pain. When suffering emerges into the therapeutic relationship, what I find emerges simultaneously is relief (from suffering), beauty.

I am an IAHIP accredited supervisor with four years experience facilitating supervision groups.

If you have an interest in joining a supervision group, I would be delighted to have an introductory call to discuss …read more

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy