There are different definitions and focus on what supervision is and, what supervisors do particularly in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. What they all have in common is focus on protection, care and safety of all people.
Generally supervision is a contractually agreement between practitioners for the purpose of supporting, evaluating and developing professional practice and safety.
Supervision is a structured process for YOU, the practitioner to reflect on your practise. A supervisor maximises the practitioner’s performance through supervision. Central to the process of supervision is primarily the therapeutic relationship between client, counsellor and supervisor.
What can you expect from this service?
- A consultative supervisory relationship that contributes to your personal and professional development to enhance theoretical knowledge, skills competence and learning to widen the scope of your client work.
- A skilful facilitator with experience in many modalities of therapy and supervision including mentoring for practitioners working for organisations, in private practice, in training going for accreditation or complaints process.
- Support to meet ethical requirements of regular supervision from a suitably qualified professional. This is essential for the maintenance of membership and registration with BACP, UKCP including Professional Standards Authority.
- A safe and confidential space to deal with issues of public safety, accountability, responsibility, performance and quality control. Skimping on supervision can put practitioners at risk of clients’ complaints, litigation and sanctions.