Graham Griffin, BACP Accredited Counsellor
I offer Supervision sessions to Counsellors.
The primary focus of clinical supervision is evidently towards serving the needs of your clients. Additionally, my supervision aims to encourage continual self-monitoring of how your personal history has the potential to influence your client-work.
By its very nature, counselling makes considerable demands upon all of us that practice. Therefore we work with an expectation and an acceptance that all counsellors have the potential to become over-involved, ignore some important point, become confused as to what is taking place within a particular client or have undermining doubts about their own usefulness.
My approach is to recognise and acknowledge that it is difficult, if not sometimes impossible, to be objective about one's counselling. Accordingly, my supervision is intended to be an opportunity to discuss in professional confidence the challenges that you are grappling with in your practice.
In doing so we can monitor the relationship between you and your clients to maximise the therapeutic effectiveness of the relationship and ensure that ethical standards are adhered to throughout the counselling process. I think that this approach best serves you, both as a person and a professional, and as a consequence provides crucial safeguards for your clients.