“All work is empty save when there is love, for work is love made visible." Khalil Gibran
Consultation & Supervision
Why is Counseling Supervision Needed?
Supervision exists for two reasons:
- To protect clients
- To improve the ability of counselors to provide value to their clients
Supervision protects clients by involving an impartial third party in the work of a counselor and client, helping to reduce the risk of serious oversight and helping the counselor concerned to reflect on their own feelings, thoughts, behavior and general approach with the client. Our supervisors hold the Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential, which identifies that they have met national professional supervision standards.
The key areas we focus on in Clinical Supervision are:
- Development of clinical skills in safe supervisory relationship
- Conceptualization of clinical cases through a trauma informed lens
- Processing transference and countertransference issues
- Exploration of ethical dilemmas that arise in practice
- Encouraging a reflective stance on the impact of the work on the therapist
- Promoting professional self-care
This gives the supervisee an opportunity to reflect on how they relate to clients, as well as to garner insights from the perspective of another therapist, and to help the supervisee to improve the value they are providing to their clients.