Supervision

Supervision is a professional and ethical requirement for all counsellors, psychotherapists and supervisors. The BACP suggest 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 who may benefit from clinical supervision in relation to their work/profession

Using an integrative theoretical approach to help support, facilitate development,  creating clarity and deeper a deeper understanding for those requiring clinical supervision.

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

Supervision Agreement

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 us, we provide a free initial assessment/introduction appointment where you can explore your requirements, experience our approach to supervision and feel informed to consider engaging in further supervisory services.