Supervision for Counsellors/Student Counsellors

Seven Eyed Model of Spervision

The Ethical Framework for Good Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy stresses the importance of supervision supporting the practitioner and in being a crucial aspect of the infrastructure that underpins professional practice.  My contractual agreement takes into account the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Supervision, Hawkins & Shohet’s 7 Eyed Model and the Person Centred Modality, taking into account the importance and impact of maintaining personal & professional boundaries; ethics, diversity, skills, supervision relationship, whilst sustaining standards of practice,challenge safely, giving and receiving feedback, establishing the supervisee’s professional needs and working alliance, considering limits of confidentiality, data protection, record keeping and responsibility for continuing of care. 

My Philosophy of Supervision

Supervisions is one of an open and honest professional relationship, providing a safe, confidential space for professional support for the supervisee to lean on whilst carrying their client’s heavy load, with possible difficulties and dilemmas, offer learning, challenge, identifying learning needs, advise further training, monitoring supervisee’s client work, encourage self-care, self-reflection and self-awareness, maintaining wellbeing, maintaining equality and diversity, giving and receiving of feedback, offering other perspectives, including our professional development.

What I will offer

As a person centred professional, my supervision will be non-directive and supervisee-centred, adapting some of my counselling skills within my supervisory work; active listening, congruence, empathy, non-judgemental approach and positive regard.   Both the Seven Eyed model and my modality seek the essence of the relationship and the unique experience of the individual, both focusing on providing a safe space to reflect, explore, express, awareness of transference and counter-transference, develop understanding, encourage autonomy and ensure quality and safety, validating, re-stimulate, encourage better use of personal and professional resources and pro-activeness.  Focusing on the client and how they present, strategies and interventions of the supervisee, client and supervisee relationship, the supervisory relationship and wider context in which the work happens