Clinical supervision for counsellors is a bit like quality control.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) stipulates that qualified, practising counsellors should have a minimum of an hour and a half of supervision each month and that trainee counsellors should have an hour of counselling for every eight hours of client work they undertake.
Supervision allows professional counsellors to confidentially discuss their case load with another specially trained professional to ensure they are working effectively, within their skills set and always for the benefit of clients. Supervision may help to free up a counsellor’s thinking when things get “stuck” and should an ethical dilemma arise, the supervisor should be the first point of contact.
My core approach to supervision is person centred support but I draw upon the full range of my skills and experience to work as flexibly and creatively as possible. I aim to provide you with a space to talk honestly and confidentially about your case load, and to work with you to ensure safe and effective, developmental practice. I work within the boundaries of the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, and your organisational policies/requirements as appropriate.
I can offer appointments between 8am and 8pm on Thursdays and Fridays at Northumberland Place Therapy. Other arrangements may be possible, e.g. work visits. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
The sessional fee for supervision is £40 per hour or £57 for an hour and a half
I offer a discounted fee of £35 per hour for trainee counsellors.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), currently working towards Accreditation (Registration No. 053739). As a member of this professional body I undertake regular CPD and my own professional clinical supervision. I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate, Professional Liability Insurance and I manage all information within the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.