Having been working a psychologist since 2005, I have learnt to value supervision. It is a place for reflection and space. A space to be encouraged and nurtured, but also challenged when this is helpful. Providing therapy can be wonderful, but it can also be complicated which makes having supervision you can rely on all the more important. I have supervised a range of professionals at different stages of their journey (qualified and trainees) and I am always learing from those I supervise and value to opportunity to help and support them. I have completed supervision training provided by NES (Generic Supervision Competencies) and BPS supervision skills 1 and 2. Please get in touch if you would like to think about this together.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
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.