What is Supervision?
Supervision is a structured support system that encourages supervisee competence by providing an opportunity for feedback, appraisal and growth in a safe and confidential environment.
Why is Supervision so important to good practice?
Therapy is a very rewarding but also very demanding occupation. In setting out to work with problems, it can be no surprise that there are problems! We can all get too involved or be confused about what is happening with a particular client, overlook an important aspect of the work or have doubts about our ability to be effective in certain situations. There may be moral, ethical or legal implications to consider. It can sometimes be difficult, if not impossible to be objective about your own practice and the opportunity to discuss it in confidence with a suitable person is invaluable.
What role does the Supervisor play in Supervision?
My role as a supervisor is to support you and enable you to learn from your work so that you can give better quality service to your clients. Clearly, this involves a number of tasks but for example might include ensuring that the needs of the client are being met, monitoring the dynamic between you and your client to maximise the therapeutic effectiveness of the relationship and checking that the work is based on sound theoretical and ethical practice.
There are two types of supervision:
- Group Supervision
Qualified therapists should attend supervision for the following reasons:
- To maintain professional standards.
- To avoid the risk of burnout by the supervisee.
- To further develop the professional development of the therapist.
- Lastly but most importantly, for the benefit of the client.
My Qualifications in Supervision
I have fulfilled a course of training, study, practice and examination in the subject of training analysis and Hypno-Analytical Supervision in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I have been awarded accordingly with the status Training Analyst for Hypno-Analyst/Hypnotherapist and Supervisor for Hypno-Analysis/Hypnotherapist through the Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy. If you require supervision please contact me for further information.