Counselling Supervision

Counselling Supervision in Hazlemere, close to High Wycombe Beaconsfield, Penn, Great Missenden, Amersham, Aylesbury and Chesham.

Inskipp and Proctor (1995) describe supervision as:- “ a working alliance between a supervisor and a counsellor in which the counsellor can offer an account or recording of her work; reflect on it; receive feedback and, where appropriate, guidance. The object of this alliance is to enable the counsellor to gain in ethical competence, confidence, compassion and creativity so as to give her best possible service to her client”.

What is Counselling Supervision?

Supervision provides a regular and supportive arena to discuss client work.   The main purpose of supervision, is provide support for counsellors in order to ensure that clients’ needs are being met and ethical practice is being maintained.

In private practice or working within an agency,  counselling can be challenging and sometimes we can experience difficulties such as:

  • doubting our own abilities as counsellors
  • feeling stuck or confused
  • our own issues get in the way
  • becoming too involved, or not wanting to become involved
  • feeling isolated or alone

Counselling Supervision – Working Together

As an experienced counsellor and trained supervisor I am able to offer counselling or supervision to experienced and trainee counsellors facilitating the personal and professional development of the counsellor as well as maintaining a clear focus on the needs of the client.

My approach to supervision is a relational and developmental approach an equal shared learning experience, where our work together aids understanding. This is a collaborative process and requires both parties to be open and willing to share internal experiences to benefit client work. This enables any blind spots around the client work to be highlighted and to get an understanding of what may be triggered in the client/therapist relationship, I also assist in linking theory to practice.

I aim to create a supervisory environment which in addition to developing professional competencies is supportive and open to challenging by each party. I believe it is the quality of the supervisory working relationship rather than the particular working model that facilitates positive outcomes of supervision.

Counselling Supervision – Developing and Learning

As your supervisor it is not my role to hold all the answers and be an expert. Rather to share my own experiences and learning to suggest what might be happening in your client relationship, with the goal to provide support and a way to proceed.   Sharing our experiences and learning provides a launch pad for new approaches and thinking that can develop collaboratively.

Counselling Supervision – Ethical Practice

My aim is to build on your confidence, competence and assist you to develop your own style and authority as a therapist.  Highlighting areas for personal and professional development in a warm, nurturing and empowering manner.   I will also work with you to facilitate compliance of the BACP ethical and professional standards.

Counselling Supervision – Individual Counsellors

I offer supervision to individual counsellors in training and to qualified counsellors.  In order to help you decide if I may the right supervisor for you,  I offer an initial complimentary appointment during which we can explore the idea of working together.

Counselling Supervision – for Groups

It can be cheaper to have supervision in groups, for further information on group supervision, please contact me.

Cost of Supervision Sessions

1 Hour – £65
1 Hour 30 Minutes – £70
2 Hours – £75

I can offer a few lower costs places for trainee supervision, please ask me if this is what you need.

Please contact Jo on 07535295556 or use the contact page

Counselling Supervision