Supervision.

Professional Counselling Supervision

Effective Supervision is experienced as supportive and challenging. The supervisee grows both professionally and personally. Supervision is available for trainee and experienced practitioners working within counselling, psychotherapy, ministry, coaching and health professions.

The following aspects of Supervision require professional consideration:

  • What is Counselling Supervision?
  • Supervision as a relationship
  • Who needs Supervision?
  • Supervision as a developmental process
  • How does Confidentiality impact Supervision?
  • Exceptions to confidentiality
  • Different types of Supervision
  • Supervision via Zoom and/or Telephone
  • What?

    What is Counselling Supervision?

    Working under supervision means that a counsellor uses the services of another more experienced and qualified counsellor to review their counselling practice with clients. Supervision also considers the ethical professional development, and often the personal development, of the counsellor. Supervision is a professional service which encourages the counsellor in the process of self awareness whilst facilitating self-learning which results in ongoing professionalism. The supervisor, in this relationship, acts as a consultant.

  • A Relationship

    Supervision as a relationship

    The quality of the relationship between the Supervisor and the Supervisee is an important, although complex, one. The approaches to Supervision are varied. It is vital that the approach works for the Supervisee. This important aspect determines the effectiveness and success of the Supervision and the relationship between the two parties. The elements necessary in the relationship are:

    • Warmth
    • Trust
    • Genuineness
    • Ethical boundaries
    • Confidentiality
    • Respect

    Supervision involves maintaining a relationship as well as giving attention to the skills and process of the Supervisee.

  • Who?

    Who needs Supervision?

    All counsellors and those involved in the area of ‘people helping’, regardless of experience, need Supervision. It is an area which assists the Counsellor with the development of skills, meaning, personal health and professional growth.
    Those who receive Supervision include:

    • Counsellors
    • Student Counsellors
    • Ministers and Clergy
    • Chaplains
    • Business professionals
    • Social Workers
    • School Teachers
  • Developmental Process

    Supervision as a developmental process

    Supervision exists for three reasons. These reasons are fundamentally to protect clients, to improve the ability of counsellors to provide value to their clients and to monitor the self-care of the Counsellor or health Care Professional.

  • Confidentiality

    How does Confidentiality impact Supervision?

    Confidentiality is an indispensable requirement of therapy as all issues are of a sensitive nature. Knowing that confidentiality is an internalised ‘norm’ in the counselling profession, clients enter the therapeutic process in safety. A confidential therapeutic relationship assists to alleviate shame and stigmatisation within the counselling process

  • Exceptions

    Exceptions to Confidentiality

    When –

    • action is needed for suspected abuse
    • the client may pose a danger to themselves
    • danger is likely to others
    • health risks have occurred
    • counselling groups, family, minors and the legally incompetent
    • the court has ordered disclosures
    • counsellors are involved in personal defence
  • Different Types

    The Different types of Counselling Supervision

    Personal Supervision (one-on-one)

    Peer Supervision – a process of supervision where members supervise each other. The process and structure is negotiated within the group, and limited to well qualified counsellors

    Group Supervision – a regular meeting of supervisees with a designated Supervisor. This is a working alliance between professional and/or student counsellors and provides a venue for learning.

Professional Zoom Supervision

Locating a Supervisor may be a challenge where distance is an issue.  Zoom supervision may provide a viable option. At Making the Difference we provide both Female and Male Supervisors.

Using the computer to talk with a trained and qualified Supervisor is similar to what you could expect from an office visit. The supervision we offer at Making the Difference, by way of Zoom, can be as effective as traditional in-office consultations.

  • Format

    The format for Zoom Supervision is as follows:

    • Contact our office and discuss your needs with our receptionist
    • An appointment will be made with the most appropriate supervisor  to suit your needs
    • There will be no initial cost for discussion of the services we provide
  • Payment

    Payment needs to be received 24 hours before the session. It is a requirement that you advise the details of credit card number, name as shown on the card, the expiry date and the security code at the time of your initial contact with the receptionist at Making the Difference.  An email will be sent to you advising that the charge has been applied to your designated bank account.

    The rate for Zoom counselling is from $100 per hour.

  • Session

    At the agreed time your Supervisor will be ready for your Zoom call. This time will be exclusively yours.

    The session will normally last for the duration of one hour.

    Towards the end of your supervision session you will be able to arrange a further Zoom supervision session with the same Supervisor.

    Supervision is confidential and always handled by fully trained and qualified Supervisors

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