Supervision

Supervision allows time for reflection and exploration and is provided to give regular support to address the personal demands of the work leading to clarity and helping to prevent ‘burn-out’.

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I am a qualified supervisor, able to supervise counsellors, counselling supervisors and trainee counsellors in individuals and groups; health professionals, care workers and those working with service users in demanding occupations.

Health and Social Care

External supervision can also be offered to health and social care professionals and health, social care and care workers in groups or as individuals. 

Types of Supervision

Many organisations have their own 'in-line'  supervision which uses a different model from counselling supervisors.

Aims

Professional counselling supervision is aimed at enhancing the work of practitioners for the benefit of clients and/or service users. Supervisors:

  • Monitor and assess the quality of work (the normative function). 
  • Develop professional self-awareness, understanding and skills (the formative function).
  • Ensure that as individuals and as team workers supervisees are not left to carry difficulties and problems alone (the restorative function). 
  • Are not part of performance appraisals for pay or promotion that may be subject to the 'halo or horns' effects which can inhibit employees from sharing difficulties with in-line managers.

Further Information

Please call or email supervison@hdavidson.co.uk for further advice about external supervision or to discuss the models of supervision available.