Clinical Supervision and peer-group supervision

I offer safe and effective clinical supervision and peer-group supervision to trainees and experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Clinical supervision is extremely important in the counselling profession for both beginners and experienced counsellors. You should have sufficient supervision to allow all aspects of your work to be discussed as necessary, and to enable you to develop a constructive relationship with your supervisor.

Requirements of the BACP:

  1. Students and members – If you want the hours to count towards accreditation now or in the future, you must have a minimum of one and a half hours of supervision per month.
  2. Accredited and senior accredited members – if you are seeing clients you must have a minimum of one and a half hours of supervision per month.

Students on placements as part of a BACP accredited course must have:

  • One hour of supervision for every eight hours of client work
  • A minimum of one and a half hours of supervision per month
  • Supervision at least every two weeks

Peer Group Supervision: 

I facilitate group supervision for groups of four and groups of six. If you attend group supervision, the amount of time you can record for BACP accreditation depends on the number of people contracted to the group. The rule is:

  • Groups of up to four – two hours session. Each member can claim one hour of supervision.
    Groups of more than four – The amount of time will be divided by the number of people to work out how much supervision you can claim. E.g. for two hours of supervision, a group of six can claim twenty minutes each.

In individual supervision:

I use an integrative approach using The Hawkins and Shohet model. This is a seven-eyed model which focuses on:

  1. The Client – what and how they present
  2. Exploration – of the strategies and interventions used by the supervisee
  3. The Relationship – between the client and the supervisee
  4. The Supervisee
  5. The Supervisory Relationship
  6. The Supervisor – their own process
  7. The Wider context in which the work happens

Group supervision usually follows the following six phases:

  1. Casting – assigning roles of the group (Moderator, Case Presenter, and Consultants)
  2. Case Presentation – outline of the case, guided by Moderator, listened to by the Consultants
  3. Key Question – formulation of one key question to focus on
  4. Method Choice – selection of method from an extended pool of consulting modules.
  5. Consultation – contribution; answers to the key questions
  6. Conclusion – reflection and feedback