Apart from it being a professional requirement for all qualified and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists, supervision is a supportive forum offering a highly beneficial learning process. Supervision is a great service, when a counsellor or psychotherapist uses the services of another counsellor or psychotherapist, to help review the work they do with their clients, and ensures this happens in a safe and ethical way. It also helps with professional and personal development too. Whilst it looks at how we can improve our work, it also looks at what we currently do really well. It’s important to note that the role of a supervisor is far from that of a manager. If you work within an organisation, you will usually have a manager and a separate clinical supervisor. A supervisor is not a ‘boss’, we are more a consultant.
Providing Supervision for Counsellors, Organisations, Managers & Coaching in Nuneaton & Hinckley.
Who do I support?
I offer supervision from an integrative viewpoint. I work with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), person-centred therapy, solution focused therapy, NLP and motivational interviewing skills in my client work, and draw on these skills in supervision too. You can bring private, public and voluntary sector work to supervision, whether that be with individuals, couples or young people.
Who needs supervision?
All counsellors and psychotherapists need supervision, regardless of their experience. Many professional bodies, including the BACP, NCS, IACP and so on… require a minimum of an hour and a half clinical supervision on a monthly basis.
How much supervision do you need?
The number of hours required is dependant on a few factors. This includes:
Which professional body you are a member of
Whether you are a trainee, or more experienced therapist
Whether you take part in other forms of supervision such as group supervision
Therapists post training: The BACP, NCS and IACP require a minimum of an hour and a half clinical supervision on a monthly basis.
Students on placements as part of a BACP-accredited course must have: one hour of supervision for every eight hours of client work. A minimum of 1.5 hours of supervision a month. Supervision at least every two weeks.
You should contact your professional body directly for more information on their individual requirements.
What supervision support do I offer?
Supervision, for me, is very much a multi-dimensional forum. Firstly, it’s a great place for you to bring any concerns or worries that you may have about the work you do with your clients. Here you can feel supported. Secondly, it’s a place where you can explore all aspects of your work, with insight, genuine curiosity and it offers clarity to benefit you and your clients. Thirdly, an integrative approach to supervision, offers you the opportunity to learn from an experienced outside observer.
As well as the above, supervision is tailored individually to each therapist. It offers whatever you need, whether that be support, constructive feedback/input, an educational input or insights and everything in between. The relationship we have with our supervisor can be like the one we hold with our clients - it usually develops with time. The supervision relationship with a trainee therapist can be pretty different (at times) to that required by a more experienced therapist. So it can be quite fluid.
In supervision you can expect similar boundaries to exist, as with personal or group psychotherapy. Things like session time, fees and cancellations policy are the same, as is confidentiality (on my part), as well as the ethical and professional code of conduct.
My supervision service consists of:
Support and mentoring
Help and advice when setting up in private practice
Constructive feedback on supervises practice and their work with clients
Assistance developing self-care
Support with personal and professional development
Support working towards accreditation
Help and support writing reports or letters
Access to my professional resources
Help with marketing ideas
What forms of supervision do I offer?
I offer face-to-face supervision in my Nuneaton clinic. I also offer online supervision through VSee or Skype. Telephone supervision is also available.
How much do I charge?
Supervision is charged at £45-£50 per hour. However, discounted rates may be available for those training to become counsellors or psychotherapists. Contact me for more information and to check availability.
When can I be contacted?
You can contact me outside of supervision sessions for urgent support. This may include things like concern for your clients safety or welfare, or if you need help drafting a letter or report. Telephone and email support is available.
What availability do I have
I have face-to-face appointments available from my Nuneaton and Hinckley clinics on a Friday evening, and Saturday and Sunday all day. Telephone and online appointments are available on a Tuesday and Thursday. Check out my online diary for availability.