Supervision is a professional arrangement for Counsellors and Psychotherapists to discuss their work and experiences within the Counselling / Psychotherapy profession. Supervision as I see it is a process in which the supervisor facilitates the supervisee to reflect on their work with clients and on their professional development as a therapist.
I continue to work from a humanistic integrative prospective within supervision. I as a supervisor aim to facilitate a supportive climate in which the supervisee feels safe enough to review their client work and reflect on their reactions, thoughts and intuitions relating to their clients. This allows us both to step back from the therapist/client relationship and view what is happening from different angles. This is done always with the welfare of the client in mind, which is held with paramount importance.
I view supervision as a colleague to colleague relationship and that collaboration and investigation are key in the supervision. In this way it is an opportunity for us both to grow as therapists drawing on the insights and observations of each other adds to our own, and in doing so expands both our knowledge and experience.
I aim to ensure that any of my supervisees standards of Counselling / Psychotherapy are competent, ethical and that they continue to develop.