What is SUPERVISION?

The purpose and function of supervision is that it is a space to be used by the supervisee to reflect on all aspects of clinical work and receive formal and informal feedback on that work. This includes help identifying areas for continuing professional development and exploring ethical considerations where the welfare of the client is concerned. Supervision is an essential element to the practice of counselling and psychotherapy. It is also incredibly helpful for anyone working in a caring profession. 

Counseling

Guidelines for Supervision

It is important to check your registered body for guidelines on supervision.  Most bodies agree that all student, registered and accredited members should receive regular clinical supervision for counselling and psychotherapy work. Below is a table with suggestions for the amount and frequency of supervision. 

 

Student

Minimum 1.5 hours pcm-8hrs counselling to 1 hour supervision every 2 weeks

Qualified 

Minimum 1.5 hours pcm

I offer a free one-hour consultation to provide you with the opportunity to decide if you would be comfortable working with me. During this appointment I will explain aspects of supervision and ask you questions about what you wish to achieve through attending supervision and the requirements of your organisation. At the end of the session we will make a decision about how we would like to proceed.