Supervisor Profile

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Supervision details

Supervision is offered at SMD Counselling Services Snr. Accred M.B.A.C.P (British Association Of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Senior Accredited Supervisor.

Consultative Supervision is for counsellor’s, psychotherapists or professionals, the support uses the services of another counsellor or psychotherapist or professional to review their work with clients, their professional development and often their personal development as well.

Supervision exists for the following reasons, to protect clients and to improve the ability of counsellors to provide value to their clients.

As a supervisor, I work to the BACP code of practice and incorporate

  1. Individual Training needs
  2. Organisational Training needs
  3. The Counselling Task of Supervision
  4. The Consultative Task of Supervision
  5. The Evaluation Task of Supervision
  6. Monitoring Professional/ethical issues of Supervision
  7. The Administration Task of Supervision

Supervision can also be broken down into the following areas; Enable insight. Case Management, Monitor and Evaluate, Support and challenge, Evaluate theory and practice, Facilitate personal development, Monitor blockages and blind spots, Facilitate professional development, Highlight strengths and weaknesses, Monitor and evaluate content and process.  Monitor fitness to practice and observe ethics, Monitor conditions in which practice takes place, Monitor and evaluate strategies and interventions, Encourage exploration of new ideas & techniques, Support and challenge professionals in direct relation to current practice, Recognise personal and developmental needs of the counsellor/professional.

Counselling supervision is a formal and mutually agreed arrangement for counsellors to discuss their work regularly with someone who is normally an experienced and competent counsellor and familiar with the process of counselling supervision. 

Counselling Supervision is considered essential for effective counselling. All BACP members working as counsellors are bound by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy to monitor their counselling through ongoing supervision.

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SMD Counselling Services, Beechwood House, Christchurch Road, Newport, NP19 8AJ

Type of session

In person

Supervision is offered at SMD Counselling Services Snr.