Clinical supervision is not only compulsory for therapists and counsellors, to ensure the best practice, it is also crucial for the therapist’s professional development and self-care. I completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision, Level 7 at University of Derby in 2015. The development of this training was informed by BABCP, BACP and BPS supervision standards and inclusive of supervision for IAPT practitioners. My clinical supervision training and professional experience informs my supervisory practice. I have worked, over the last 25 years with children and young people as well as vulnerable adults in various settings; from special education, EBD schools, hospitals, residential care, and local authority children’s residential homes. For the past few years, I have developed my own private practice and I love to support and strengthen other therapists’ private practices. I offer a free Introductory Meeting to discuss your needs and to see how I may supervise and support you and your in person and online practice. "Supervision can help to stop this process by breaking the cycle of feeling drained, leading to a drop in work standards, which produces guilt and inadequacy and leads to a further drop in standards. Supervision is also not just about preventing stress and burn-out but also enabling supervisees to continually learn and flourish, so they spend more time working at their best than would otherwise be possible.” (Page 5) Hawkins and Shohet, 3rd Ed (2006), Supervision in the helping professions, McGraw Hill: Open University Press
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
The British Association of Art Therapists
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online