Supervision is essential to maintain the quality of the service counsellors provide to their clients.
While there are no universally agreed definitions – the version I have always focused on is one that respects the different elements of the Counselling Supervision process.
“Counselling Supervision is a learning process in which a psychotherapist engages with a more experienced practitioner in order to enhance their skills in the process of ongoing development. This, in turn, promotes and safeguards the well-being of their clients.” (Gilbert, M. and Evans, K. 2000 pg1)
If you have access to the members’ area of the BACP website, then you may wish to check the BACP article: how to choose a supervisor – as it may help you to identify things to consider when choosing a supervisor.
Counsellor & Supervisor