Regular supervision with your counselling supervisor is fundamental in supporting good practice throughout a counsellor’s working life. Supervision provides professional counsellors with regular and ongoing opportunities to reflect all aspects of their practice in order to work ethically, effectively and safely. Supervision also sustains the personal and professional requirement to work as an approved counsellor.
Almost every professional body for counselling and psychotherapy requires integrating supervision into their clinical practice. The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) requires qualified counsellors receive 1½ hours of supervision per month. The guidelines for trainee counsellors determine a minimum of 1½ hours per month. A ratio of eight hours counselling to 1 hour of supervision per month is recommend. The trainee should see their supervisor every 2 weeks, but at least once a month. (Other organisations may have different requirements)
“Clinical Supervision is essential to ensure a high standard of professional practice.” BACP
In 2017/18 I studied with Relationships Scotland in Edinburgh to achieve my Diploma as a certified Supervisor. This enabled me to supervise counsellors who work with individual clients, with families, groups and couples.
As a qualified Counselling Supervisor, I work with other professionals. Although I am a relationships and addiction counsellor, trained in emotion focused therapy, integrative, person centred, psychodynamic, relational, systemic and transactional analysis, I often work with supervisees who work in different areas such as bereavement counselling or stress management.
My approach to supervision is driven by theory, praxis and based around knowledge, awareness, mindfulness and intuition, in order to help you achieve a greater understanding of your client’s issues as well as your own therapeutic and personal perception. I believe the quality of the relationship between the supervisor and the supervisee adds immensely to the constitution and success of supervision.
With these high aspiration in mind, I offer a one off initial consultation session, wherefore I charge £18 for half an hour. This is also to give you the opportunity to meet me and to discuss how you feel with the settings, with me as your supervisor and my way of providing supervision. I provide supervision for counselling trainees and qualified counsellors, as well as casework and organisational supervision (Only UK based). The session will be held either Face-to-Face, Online (Skype, Facetime, Hangouts, Messenger and Whatsapp) or over the phone. Prices afterwards vary from £35 – £45 depending on your circumstance and needs.
“A good supervisor is a necessity and a gift” Therapy Today
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