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Supervision for Counsellors and Professionals


Supervision is a valuable way of “checking in” with a more experienced practitioner thus supporting and ensuring counsellors stay grounded, maintain professional and ethical boundaries, develop their knowledge, both theoretically and practically, as well as focus on self-care to avoid “burnout”. Supervision is fundamental to the provision of safe, ethical and competent counselling (NCS).

I am an NCS Approved Supervisor and offer Supervision to Counsellors and Student Counsellors. It is a privilege to journey through their practice with both students and established Counsellors, offering a safe space in which they can talk about their professional practice and issues as appropriate. As Counsellors we need to be safe in our practice and supervision allow for that to happen. 

Student's Supervision

Supervision is available for student counsellors either monthly or fortnightly depending on the requirements of your course. A reduced fee can be offered so please get in touch if you would like more information

Pastoral Care Workers / Clergy / Other Professionals

It is important that those who are working with people in a pastoral/caring setting have a space in which to reflect on how they are coping and to ensure that they are not suffering from secondary trauma or compassion fatigue. You can take on other people’s issues without realising that you are doing that. Often it is spouses who are the sounding boards and they too can suffer from secondary trauma as a result of you sharing. You might want to consider monthly supervision/consultation to allow you time to ‘check in’ and offload, to reflect on how you are and what you need. If you would like more information please get in touch.

Individual Prevention Strategies to Consider for Supervisees

Life Balance
work to establish and maintain a diversity of interests, activities and relationships.

Relaxation Techniques
Ensure downtime by practicing meditation .

Explore Nature
Garden or hike to help maintain perspective about the world.

Creative Expression
Things like drawing, cooking, or photography expand emotional experiences.

Assertiveness Training
Learn to be able to say “no” and to set limits when necessary.

Time Management
Set priorities and remain productive and effective.

Plan For Coping 
Determine skills and strategies to adopt or enhance when signs of compassion fatigue begin to surface.