Supervision for Counsellors, Therapists, Medical Professions and Organisations

Supervision is crucial for professionals in the counselling, therapy, medical, and organisational fields. It has been demonstrated to improve the quality of care, prevent burnout, reduce the negative effects of client work, and enhance the well-being of staff. Additionally, it positively impacts organisational performance and increases client safety while decreasing their psychological symptoms. Moreover, it provides an opportunity for supervisees to address their own psychological distress, and difficulty coping with challenging situations or organisational issues.

As clinical supervisors, we utilize the Hawkins and Shohet Integrative model of Supervision, which considers both the relational and systemic elements of client work. This model is applicable to various professions and supports a developmental approach that meets supervisees at their present level of experience to enhance their reflective practice. My supervision sessions allow for multiple perspectives to be explored, revealing aspects of the client relationship that may have been previously concealed.

Despite being a formal working relationship, We strive to create a nurturing and supportive environment that provides a safe space to explore issues, anxieties, and achievements to increase confidence and efficacy.

Our supervision sessions encompass three key functions:

  1. Developmental function: To encourage a better understanding of the client, reactivity, relational dynamics, reflexivity, education, and interventions.
  2. Resourcing function: To address counsellor self-care, distress, resilience, burnout, and compassion fatigue.
  3. Qualitative function: To focus on the quality of the supervisee’s work, ethical issues, and accountability.

Supervision sessions are tailored to your personal requirements and those of your professional supervisory body.