I believe that as therapists, we are our own best tools. We need to continually work on ourselves to be present and able to help our clients with the issues they bring to us. Good supervision provides a safe space and helps supervisees to explore their reactions within therapy and to tune into their inner wisdom to find the way forward. I believe the most important element of supervision is to help the therapist to explore their countertransference and to understand that each experience within therapy is a learning experience for the therapist too. In this way, we become better people and better therapist as we learn alongside out clients.
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.