It is widely accepted that all counsellors, whether experienced or just starting out, will benefit from having regular professional supervision. (The ACA membership requires 20 hrs per annum).
My role in this context is as a mentor, providing emotional support as well as information and guidance and to maintain, support and develop a clinician’s competent professional functioning and well-being by:
Providing a ‘neutral’ perspective of what is being presented in supervision
Encouraging the develop the clinicians own style, expertise and confidence
Discussing counselling sessions and getting feedback enabling practicing counsellors to gain an objective insight into their own performance and skills.
Enhancing skills and knowledge - Providing an opportunity to learn and practice new skills and to find better ways to help clients.
Supporting and encouraging the practitioner to think beyond the current way they are working.
Debriefing. This is an important element of the supervisory relationship, enabling the counsellor to look objectively at the issues raised in the counselling sessions and their response to them.
Safe guarding client care
Providing peer support.
As a general rule of thumb - 20 hours counselling : 1 session supervision
WHERE AND HOW?
Supervision is available in individual or group sessions, and can be conducted in person or through Skype. Venue details – unless otherwise agreed, my rooms at 13 Highett Street, Mansfield.
FEES & TERMS
Individual Sessions: (1 hour)
Group Sessions: (2 Hours) Sessions are available out of working hours up to 9 pm.
$40 per session per person (maximum 6 per group).