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Carole Martin

As a freelance consultant and trainer, I'm able to tailor my work to your requirements. Click on the links below for further information.

Most practitioners who work with people require regular professional supervision or consultation. In some professions this is a mandatory requirement. I have many years' experience in individual and group supervision/consultation and can offer the coherent '4S' model of helping you to embed this in your organisation from initial decision-making to ongoing, regular practice. Or you may prefer simply to give staff an effective 2-day course in clinical supervision skills, which will increase their confidence in peer, group and one-to-one supervision, using a solution focused approach. This approach is now being used in several organisations including NHS Direct (England), Cancer Network in the North-West, and several NHS Trusts.

"Very useful 2 days; very enjoyable and interactive; would highly recommend this to anyone else."

Teambuilding is helpful for teams with particular issues, or perhaps just to help a team to plan ahead and become more effective or improve morale. A team event may take the form of half a day or a full day together, in which we explore ways of moving towards improved team working. There are elements of motivation, better relationships, enjoyment and renewed energy, as well as a SMART plan to take away from such events.

For mediation, I am also qualified in the use of the PARTNER approach to resolving conflict in the workplace with individuals or groups. Conflict between staff can be painful for individuals and costly for the organisation. It's worth dealing with this before it becomes entrenched and well before it reaches mandatory formal procedures. I may do some simple consultancy/coaching with an involved manager or individual, or the work may involve an overall process of mediation with all concerned.

I have over twenty years' of training and facilitating experience in a wide range of fields, from volunteers in specialist charities, straightforward university teaching, or teaching health service staff.

If you have a requirement with which I may be able to help, contact me.