HTW Counselling Services
Why have Supervision?
Clinical supervision is a requirement for all counsellors and psychotherapists and many people working within organisations are now choosing to have supervision too in order to enhance their effectiveness at work.
What is Clinical Supervision?
Clinical Supervision is a professional service, not a managerial role. Working under supervision means that a therapist usues the services of a qualified supervisior to review their work with clients on a regular basis.
Supervision may include coaching and professional development. The supervisor does not act as a boss but is a consultant to the supervisee
Who needs Supervision?
All counsellors, trainee therapists and psychotherapist, regardless of experience, need supervision. Not only do most professional bodies in the UK, such as BACP, UKCP require their practitioners to have supervision, but it is also seen by many as an ethical imperative.
A client who encounters a therapist working without supervision should consider carefully whether they wish to work with that person.
Other groups who require supervision include, Health, Social Care, Teaching Professionals, Volunteers and Trainees.