It is good ethical practice for counsellors to receive regular supervision of their case work in order to find support, be held accountable, work safely and ethically, and ultimately to provide the best possible service to their clients.
I use an integrative approach to supervision allowing me to work more flexibly with a broad range of practitioners. My aim is to provide a safe space for the supervisee to share openly about their clinical work, bringing any struggles or concerns – to feel that they will be helped, encouraged, affirmed, built up and guided. It is a space to reflect on the therapeutic relationship with their clients.
Supervision can be face-to-face or by online video call (VSee or Zoom) or phone.
I can provide group supervision if two or more counsellors would like to work in this way, or for counselling agencies who require a supervisor (e.g. for trainee counsellors on placement). I currently supervise a group on a diploma course.
Supervisees that I take on need to be either attending a training course or hold membership with a professional body such as BACP.