Kim Marshall

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I am a Family Law Solicitor with over 20 years’ experience, having worked in a variety of firms, from high street to large London practices. I understand, at first hand, the particular challenges and demands of working in family law.

I know how much I would have benefitted from supervision as a young family lawyer and recognise it would have reduced the stress I experienced around my work and made me a much more effective practitioner. This was a great motivator for me to train as a supervisor.

I have a longstanding interest in psychology and psychotherapy and have qualifications in psychodynamic and person-centred psychotherapy. I am currently studying for a BSc in Humanistic Counselling.

I am a great believer in the power being listened to with full attention: it is an unexpectedly effective, yet rare experience. Family lawyers in particular are used to focusing on the problems of others and typically don’t set aside time to reflect on or talk about what is happening for them.

As a supervisor, I will offer you a confidential, non-judgmental space to reflect on your day-to-day work and experiences. I will aim to give you support and encouragement and an opportunity to learn more about yourself so that you can do your job effectively and with enthusiasm. You will have time to think through and explore options and perhaps look at situations from a new perspective. Sometimes, just allowing yourself to vent or offload can be cathartic and energising. Supervision is tailored to what you might need at any particular time in your working life and I hope it will become an integral part of your practice.

Other supervisors currently listed

All the supervisors listed on this site are willing and able to provide online supervision.

Gillian Bishop

Gillian Bishop

Gillian has been a solicitor for over 35 years and a specialist family lawyer for the last 25 years. During that time she has developed passion for learning more about the context of the work she does. For many years she chaired the Skills and Support committee of...

Suzanne Smales

Suzanne Smales

I have worked as a barrister in both UK and Australian jurisdictions. I worked first in the UK from 1990 -2010, as both a criminal and family barrister, before moving to Australia and qualifying there. My criminal work involved cases of rape, sexual assault and child...

Luke Menzies

Luke Menzies

South West I am a strong believer in the importance and supportive power of external, non-judgemental supervision for lawyers working in demanding areas of legal practice. I offer a slightly different perspective from other family law supervisors in that I am an...

Suzanne Kingston

Suzanne Kingston

I feel passionately that it is imperative that family lawyers have a confidential space to “download“ and I’m thrilled to be able to offer family law supervision in person or remotely. I have had an interesting career working in both small and large firms, and I...

Nigel Clarke

Nigel Clarke

Nigel has over thirty years experience of working as a family solicitor and partner in a regional multi-partner practice before establishing his own firm in 2007 to focus on dispute resolution, mediation and the importance of managing wellbeing for the wider family...

Vanessa Gardiner

Vanessa Gardiner

I qualified as a family law solicitor in 2007. I’ve worked in legal aid through to higher fee-paying clients and in small high street firms through to a PLC and top 50 UK firm. Throughout my career, I’ve experienced many of the different cultures, structures, and...

Pamela Collis

Pamela Collis

A legal career can involve periods of crushing overload, fear of lack of knowledge or experience, especially early on, and a need for more support than may be available from your firm. I have been a supervisee as well as supervisor. I have seen how supervision plays...

Sophie Barrett

Sophie Barrett

I have been a family lawyer for over 20 years, in boutique and large London firms, a large regional firm and as a family policy advisor at the Ministry of Justice. I am now self employed and enjoying that challenge and opportunity, combined with balancing work-life as...

Jayne Hale

Jayne Hale

I trained as a counsellor over 15 years ago firstly working in Adult Mental Health with individuals and Group Work at Mind. Later joined Relate together with additional training to deliver Couples and Systemic Family therapy. I have also studied a Post Graduate course...

Andrea Ehgartner

Andrea Ehgartner

During my training as a Social Worker in Munich, Germany I became interested in systemic psychotherapy/ family therapy and following my move to the UK in 1996 I completed my training as a Systemic Psychotherapist in 2002. I have worked as a systemic psychotherapist...