When counsellors take advantage of the services of other counsellors to review or evaluate the way they work, it is called ‘supervision’.
This can be an excellent way to keep skills and knowledge up to date and to provide assurance with regard to ethics and working standards.
Supervision also helps reduce the risk of oversight and enables the supervised to reflect on their approach and behaviour towards their client.
I offer group supervision and one-to-one supervision sessions for counsellors and hypnotherapists in my consulting rooms in Hertfordshire and also by telephone and Online.
My Integrative Supervision studies at The Metanoia Institute have made me profoundly aware of the importance of supervision in protecting clients through involvement of an impartial third party, as well as in helping counsellors and hypnotherapists to refine their skills.
During all of these sessions, client safety and confidentiality are paramount; full client names and contact details are never revealed and all information shared during supervision is protected under a contract of confidentiality.
Some therapists prefer Group Supervision, an approach which can be extremely valuable, particularly when other counsellors and hypnotherapists share their insights with other members of the group.