What is Clinical Supervision?
Participating in regular Clinical Supervision is essential for maintaining good practice for counsellors and it is mandatory for those counsellors registered with BACP.
BACP provides a definition for Supervision.
“A specialised form of professional 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 (BACP 2018a).
What can I expect from Supervision?
My aim for supervision is to create a collaborative environment where you feel safe to share your client work, your own thought processes and feelings. During our sessions you will be encourage to use self reflection to help you identify ways you could develop your therapeutic practice and to examine your own levels of self care. This, in turn, can help you offer your best service to your clients.
As counsellors the on-going development of our ethical and professional practice is essential. Together we will be able to explore uncomfortable moments, uncertainties and doubts and reflect on their meaning and also celebrate when progress is made and success is evident.
Many therapists will experience ethical issues or dilemmas and supervision can provide you with space to discuss them and identify a way forward that ensures professional and ethical standards are preserved, whilst also supporting you in the process.
As part of your development you may wish to gain BACP Accreditation, be considering establishing or wish to grow a private practice counselling business and these are things I can also support you with.
I am a registered and accredited member of BACP and now solely work in private practice, which I established in 2013. My counselling experience includes working in a specialist young people’s service , at a GP’s and with adult clients referred by a children’s centre.
My supervision work is also informed by over 30 years of working in educational settings and by my creative background.
I hold a Post Graduate Certificate, (level 7), in Clinical Supervision achieved with the University of Derby which is approved by the National Counselling Society (NCS).
Our first meeting
Our first meeting will provide an opportunity for you to begin to get to know me and to see if you feel we could build a working alliance. We can discuss your expectations and goals for supervision and you can tell me about the nature of your work and your therapeutic approach. I will also explain the supervision model I use and describe the supervision boundaries for creating a safe way of working together.
If you decide you would like to begin to work with me, we will then schedule our sessions. During the first one we will aim to agree a contract which formally defines and describes the supervision, our expectations, the methods of working, the boundaries, organisational and professional contexts and the roles each party takes.
1.5 hour session £60.00
Reduced Fee available for students / trainees
For more information about supervision from BACP