What is Supervision
Supervision is a formal arrangement for counsellors to discuss their work regularly with someone who is experienced in counselling and supervision. The task is to work together to ensure and develop the efficacy of the counsellor/client relationship. The agenda will be the counselling work and feeling about that work, together with the supervisor’s reactions, comments and confrontations. Thus supervision is a process to maintain adequate standards of counselling and a method of consultancy to widen the horizons of an experienced practitioner.
Session Information & Boundaries
Session Length & Time:
Sessions last for 55 minutes and will usually take place on the same day and at the same time. Frequency of supervision will be negotiated with the supervisee and will be based on level of training/experience of the supervisee and current caseload.
I do not charge for a brief telephone consultations between supervision sessions up to 10 minutes. However, we will charge for longer consultations on a pro rata basis. If you are unable to attend a session and I am able to arrange a telephone supervision session in its place, then we will charge full fee.
I am happy to complete any reports for forms which you require. However, if they need to be completed outside of your session time, then we will charge on a pro rata basis.
Everything said within the session remains strickly confidential, with three exceptions;
1. In keeping with good practice under the code of ethics of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, we receive regular supervision from a supervisor who is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. Our supervisors will maintain the same code of confidentiality as myself.
2. If I am seriously concerned about your client we may wish to consult with another professional, such as a trainer, line manager, senior counsellor etc. However, we will always discuss this with you first.
3. If I would be liable to civil or criminal court procedures if the information were not disclosed.
My current fee is £100 in Belsize Park and Headley, Epsom.