I am a member of the BACP and as such promote their ethical framework. I am a qualified supervisor, who brings into the room my life, managerial and clinical supervisory experience into the room .
I believe that all counsellors must take the time to reflect on their practice, in a safe, honest environment. Reflection ensures that the client remains in focus, the therapist develops professionally and at the same time, practises self- care, the importance of which is highlighted by Hawkins & Shohet (2012):
(supervision is..) “a very important part of taking care of oneself, staying open to new learning, and an indispensable part of the helper’s well-being, on-going self development, self awareness and commitment to professional development”.
Supervision is a collaborative process that should feel challenging, supportive and enjoyable!