I am qualified supervisor and have been working as a supervisor for the last 14 years. I have supervisees who work with a range of clients dealing with issues such as substance abuse, mental health issues, relationship issues and trauma. These supervisees work in private practice, voluntary organisations and the NHS. I have also supervised many students from the local further education colleges who are doing the Foundation degree in Counselling. I also hold a Supervision Certificate and I am an EMDR Accredited Consultant and work with a wide variety of EMDR therapists.
For me supervision is a working relationship which gives the counsellor the opportunity for in depth reflective practice on their work with clients. The supervisor is there to facilitate this through the process of empathetic, therapeutic and ethical practice which maximises the competence of the counsellor.
As a result of this supervisees can become more aware of, and are able to consider their own personal and professional needs and development.