Julie Woodier MBACP (Accred) BSc Couns,
For the last eight years, I have been working as a qualified clinical supervisor. I supervise professionals who work with a range of clients dealing with issues such as bereavement, mental health issues, relationship issues and trauma. These supervisees work in private practice, voluntary organisations, police force and the NHS. Additionally, I have supervised students from local colleges who are doing a Foundation Degree in Counselling. I hold a Supervision Certificate and I am an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and also provide clinical supervision for EMDR therapists. 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. It is a BACP requirement that all therapists receive one and a half hours’ worth of supervision each month. As a result of this, supervisees can become more aware of their own personal and professional needs and development and are able to consider their practice in a reflective manner.