upervision is a joint endeavour in which a practitioner with the help of the supervisor, attends to their clients, themselves as part of their client practitioner relationships and the wider systemic context, and by so doing improves the quality of their work, transforms their client relationships, continuously develops themselves, their practice and the wider profession.’ (Hawkins & Shohet 2012;60) Clinical Supervision is an integral part within the therapy world as well as an ethical requirement of both the BACP and BABCP. To maintain both ethical and professional boundaries each counsellor/psychotherapist should engage in regular supervision on a monthly basis. (More depending on case-load) The purpose of regular supervision is to maintain client’s well-being and aid the supervisee to explore, improve and enhance their client work. It is also an opportunity for each therapist to reflect on their professional and personal development.
Me as a Supervisor
I have an integrative approach as a supervisor this reflects my theoretical background and knowledge of Humanistic approaches and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I work collaboratively with each individual supervisee exploring the client/supervisee’s relationship to help enhance the quality of their work together and to aid the supervisee’s continuous professional and personal development. I respect each individual supervisee’s theoretical background and offer support, knowledge and encouragement, yet always maintaining ethical and professional boundaries to ensure both the client/supervisee are safe guarding from any risk. As a therapist who engages in regular supervision I recognise the importance of the supervisor/supervisee relationship. Therefore I offer a free half hour session for you to meet with me to see if I am somebody that you would like to work with.