Supervision is, “A working alliance between a supervisor and a counsellor in which the counsellor can offer an account or recording of their 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, compassion and creativity so as to give their best possible service to their clients.” (Francesca Inskipp and Brigid Proctor 1995).
I qualified with a post graduate diploma in supervision in 2015 with Surrey Counselling Training. Alongside my counselling work at a local sixth form college, I also work within the team as a supervisor with our trainee and qualified counsellors.
How I work
Primarily I use the Inskipp and Proctor model of supervision working with the normative, formative and restorative sides to supervision.
The normative is about attending to ethics, formative is focusing on developing the skill, knowledge and understanding of supervisees and the restorative function in supporting the supervisee in, “Discharging held emotions and recharging energies, ideals and creativity.” (Inskipp and Proctor, 1993, p6).
As with counselling, I believe that having a good working relationship is vital in the supervision process and so I aim for that to be at the heart of the way I work.
If you would like any more information or are interested in arranging a time to meet and see how we might work together then please do contact me.
In my private practice, fees for supervision are £45.00 per hour and £60 for 90 minutes.