Supervision is a professional and ethical requirement for all counsellors, psychotherapists and supervisors. The BACP recommend that a minimum of 1.5 hours of supervision per month for each month that counselling is undertaken.
I currently offer individual and group clinical for:
- Counselling students/trainees
- Practising counsellors or therapists
- Individuals & groups who may benefit from clinical supervision in relation to their work/profession
- Organisations that require supervision for their counsellors and the work that they do within the organisation.
MODEL OF SUPERVISION:
Using the Hawkins and Shohet 7 Mode model to help support, facilitate development, creating clarity and deeper a deeper understanding for those requiring clinical supervision.
COST OF SUPERVISION:
£60 per 90 minute session
£40 per 60 minutes session
Concessions of £50 (90 minutes) and £30 (60 minutes) are available for trainee counsellors (supervisees) whilst they are in training.
Group supervision: £20 for person (120 minutes) maximum of 4 supervisees
AIMS OF SUPERVISION:
Douglas Therapy aims to maintain or enhance the professional skills, knowledge and attitudes of supervisees, including:
- The ability to conceptualise clinical material and apply appropriate interventions
- Identification and management of transference and countertransference issues
- Awareness of ethical and professional standards
- Enhanced analytical skills, creativity, self-awareness, confidence and competence
- Clarification of roles, responsibilities and boundary issues
- Creating a supervisory relationship built on trust to help develop the counsellor-client relationship
- Identification of professional strengths, weaknesses and training needs
And where appropriate:
- Assessment of supervisees’ clinical work and engagement with the supervision process
- Reporting to external authorities, such as training organisations or professional bodies
APPROACH TO SUPERVISION:
The supervisory relationship is seen as a common understanding of goals and tasks within a strong bond of mutual trust and respect.
- Sessions are facilitative, interactive and supportive, creating a safe environment for personal and professional disclosures
- Supervisees are encouraged to express emotions and to be reflective
- Sessions aim to provide a ‘space for thinking’, gaining of insight and creativity
- Supervisees’ worth, values and strengths are acknowledged and validated
- Supervisees are empowered by clear and constructive feedback
- Regular two-way feedback is encouraged and supervisory relationship issues are openly addressed
- Professional boundaries are adhered to
- Supervisees are encouraged to take an active role in sessions and increasing responsibility for their professional practice and professional development
- Sessions are structured according to supervisees’ development, presenting client issues and supervision stage
- Sessions are tailored to supervisees’ individual situations and needs, such as theoretical orientation, work context, learning style
Before commencing supervision, a contract is discussed and negotiated. The contract can be less or more formal, according to individual, group or organisational needs. For more information please do not hesitate to contact me, I provide a free initial assessment/introduction appointment where we can explore your requirements, experience etc. This will help us decide if we can work together.