What is Supervision?
Supervision is: A formal arrangement for counsellors to discuss their work regularly with someone who is experienced in counselling and supervision.
The task is to work together to ensure and develop the efficiency of the counsellor/client relationship. Professional supervision is a process to maintain adequate standards of counselling and a method of consultancy to widen the horizons of an experienced practitioner.
Supervision is the process where by a counsellor can speak to someone who is trained to identify any behavioural and / or psychological changes in the counsellor that could be due to an inability to cope with issues of one or more clients. A supervisor is also responsible for challenging practices and informing supervisees of alternative theories and/or new practices, as well as changes in the industry. The supervisor is responsible for observing the mental health of their supervisee in turn protecting the public from unhealthy counsellors. Counsellors can face issues such as transference
and burn out without any recognition of the symptoms. A professional supervisor would notice the symptoms long before the counsellor. Supervision is a learned discipline separate from counselling.
Jo offers supervision face to face or by: phone, email and skype as well as group supervision for graduates of Expressive Therapies training courses.