Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision

What is Supervision

Supervision offers security and understanding – a reflective, safe space.

Supervision is an essential resource as a counsellor, psychotherapist or anyone in the helping profession.

The BACP’s ethical framework defines supervision as:

” A specialised form of mentoring provided for practitioners responsible for undertaking challenging work with people.  Supervision is provided to ensure standards, enhance quality, advance learning, stimulate creativity, and support the sustainability and resilience of the work being undertaken”

What I can offer as a Supervisor

I aim to build strong, working alliances which are based on trust and a mutual desire to become better practitioners.  As much as I hope you will learn from me, I know I will learn from you as we navigate the sometimes choppy waters of counselling together.

My role as a supervisor is to act as gatekeeper, observer, container and inquisitor.  In being curious with my supervisees about themselves in relation to their clients, asking who they are; being interested in their values and beliefs and how that impacts on their approach; we will be constantly reviewing and learning.  The outcomes of supervision should be personal growth, change and new ways of thinking enabling continual development in practitioner/client relationships through greater insights into our self and our work.

Supervision should not feel punitive or judgemental; it is a process established from a position of warm, honest and collaboration which facilitates development.

Please telephone me to arrange a free 30 minutes consultation.