Philip Rowe

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Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1LN
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Supervision details

What is supervision Supervision is a professional service, not a managerial role. Working under supervision means that a therapist uses the services of a qualified 'counsellor supervisor' to review their work with clients on a regular basis. Supervisior acts not a 'boss,' but is a consultant to the supervisee. What I offer I offer a professional service for counsellors, trainee therapists and other professionals who require individual or group supervision. I work with an open, integrative Model of supervision, incorporating a process of exploration and collaborative review. My emphasis lies in exploring the experiences, feelings and thoughts that arise within the supervisee in relationship with their client. Four process elements focused on: 1. Normative (Quality control, ethics, standards and professional issues). 2. Formative (Developing skills, understanding and abilities). 3. Restorative (Attending to feelings). 4. Wider perspective (Impact on therapy when working in a multi-disciplinary environment, e.g. GP practice, hospital, company, organisation). Within the supervision relationship is support and a valuable opportunity to reflect on the work a supervisee undertakes with a client, the achievements and the blocks. Supervision is an explorative or collaborative review, with two people working openly together to explore, understanding and appreciate the nature of the counselling relationship. I believe supervision is a requirement for providing a truly professional and ethical counselling service. Indeed, I believe it has something important to offer anyone in a caring profession.

Why is Supervision needed? In my view supervision exists for two reasons: 1. To protect clients, and 2. To improve the ability of counsellors to provides value to their clients. Supervision protects clients by involving an impartial third party in the work of a counsellor and client, helping to reduce the risk of serious oversight and helping the counsellor concerned to reflect on their own feelings, thoughts, behaviour and general approach with the clients. These opportunities to reflect on how they relate to the client, as well as to gain insights from the perspective of another therapist, also help the counsellor to improve the value and quality of the service they provide. Supervision and Confidentiality The practice of supervision means that details provided by clients are shared with people other than the counsellor concerned. However, overall client confidentiality is still safeguarded because information shared in supervision is itself protected under a contract of confidentiality and normally may not be shared outside the supervision relationship.

A counsellors own supervision a client may ask questions about their own counsellor's supervision arrangements. A client has the right to ask how their counsellor is supervised, and any counsellor or psychotherapist ought to be able to provide details of their supervision arrangements, such as the nature of the supervision relationship and the number of hours spent in supervision as relative to the counsellors caseload.

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

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Accredited Register Scheme

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2 Old Coast Gaurd Cottages, Penlee, Cawsand, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1LN

Type of session

In person

What is supervision Supervision is a professional service, not a managerial role.