I see supervision as a shared responsibility and a collaborative activity, and will always respect the theoretical orientation in which you work. As your supervisor my primary responsibility is to ensure your clients’ safety; however, I envisage my care for you and my responsibility to you, as my supervisee, following closely behind.
Together, we share the responsibility for your work with clients who may be challenging or in distress, in a counselling process which can often be confusing. I encourage you to develop your skill, knowledge, and understanding. I encourage you to maintain your well-being through supporting you to express your feelings and to practising safely and ethically.
My model of supervision focuses equally on our supervisory relationship (ensuring our continuous working alliance); the supervisory task (‘what you want from supervision with me) and the social context in which your counselling is taking place (discussing organisational, cultural, political influences).