Therapy and Supervision
What is Therapy and Supervision?
For those whose roles include caring for others either in a physical or emotional way it is essential to have a time to reflect. When we take on this type of role there is a danger to become overloaded and even experience burnout. It is also possible that our own issues encroach on what our roles involve. It is therefore important to have a safe space to discuss these issues and take the opportunity to identify where they are with them. Clinical supervision gives that space and an independent eye on what is going on for individuals, and how it may be impacting on their work. It is a beneficial experience that can enhance professional growth and improve outcomes for both clients and patients.
The purpose of the supervision process is supportive and allows engagement in critical reflection in order to raise issues, explore problems and discover new ways of handling both the situation and oneself. There is also an educative potential in this process. For those within an organisation it allows exploration of organisational issues and how the impinge on practice.
Who is supervision important for?
- Counsellors and therapists
- Mental health workers
- Nurses, Doctors and receptionists
- Care assistants
- Social workers
- Anyone within a healthcare setting
- Teachers and Support Workers
How can it benefit?
- Separate to line management
- Not punitive
It can identify difficulties and find solutions before they become an issue. It can also lead to therapy to enable personal growth and psychological understanding.
Simply the best
“I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Maggy as a professional supervisor from her very beginning as a Counsellor, and so I have been able to view the development of her career throughout.
She has always impressed me with her deeply caring approach to her clients, backed up by diligence and skill, self-motivated learning and a very high ethical standard. If a personal friend or member of my family were to need counselling, I would not hesitate to recommend Maggy’s care.”
Mr Paul Hunt Clinical Psychologist
Increased sense of personal worth
"The benefits of supervision are well recognised to be an essential part of reflective therapy to ensure good practice for the counsellor. Margaret has not only been essential in ensuring that I have felt supported in this, but has provided emotional support as well as information and guidance that has greatly increased my sense of personal worth and I feel has benefitted my counselling work."
Cath Thomas practicing counsellor and supervisee
“Thoughtful and professional delivery.
Excellent concise instruction as ever from a talented and insightful mentor.
Mindfulness allows me the opportunity to distract myself when I experience overwhelming anxiety.”