Supervision provides practitioners who are engaged in emotionally challenging and complex work, with the opportunity to reflect on and develop their practice, ensures they are working in the best interest of their clients, and contributes to the counsellor’s resilience and self-care.
Lisa is an integrative counsellor, and has extensive experience of providing supervision for counsellors working in health & education
settings, agencies and private practice, and at all levels of experience. She has developed a successful OCN accredited
Certificate in Counselling Supervision Course, which she delivers three times each year in Buckinghamshire.
Lisa views supervision as essential to provide an opportunity for practitioners to do a range of things that may, depending on the role, include the following:
- Offload case material
- Reflect on practice or work setting
- Link theory to practice
- Identify difficulties and explore ways forward (this may be case-related or organisational)
- Recognise when own issues are impacted by, or impacting on work, and identify appropriate courses of action
- Recognise & celebrate good practice
- Identify areas for professional development
- Consider self-care
Following a supervision session, practitioners will have felt supported, gained greater insight and ideas, or have increased clarity of how to work with clients or supervisees going forward.