How Supervision Can help
Clinical Supervision offers counsellors and therapists a professional space in which to reflect on their work with clients and develop their practice.
The BACP 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.”
It is a Centre requirement that qualified counsellors attend a minimum of 90 minutes of supervision per month.
Trainees are required to have a minimum of 90 minutes per month or 1 hour of supervision per 8 client hours.
Types of Supervision
- Individual Counselling Supervision
- Group Supervision
- Peer Supervision
- Face to Face Supervision
- Online Supervision
What to expect
Individual Counselling Supervision
Once you have chosen your Clinical Supervisor an appointment will be made. Before commencing counselling supervision sessions your Supervisor will send you their contract which will then be discussed during your first meeting.
During your initial appointment, the supervisor will explain how they work, taking time to answer any questions you may have.
You will then be invited to present your caseload and focus on elements of your cases that you need support and direction with.
Most of our Clinical Supervisors work integratively but may have special areas of interest. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Our Group Supervision meets monthly and is for all therapists working at the Centre. The group is led by a qualified and experienced supervisor.
We begin the group by checking in as a big group. We then split off into smaller groups of 4-5 people to ensure that every therapist gets a chance to present their cases.
Peer support is for qualified therapists only and is an arrangement that can be made between therapists. Peer supervision counts towards supervision hours with the BACP.