‘Supervision helps you reflect on your work and learn from it’
– Mike Worrall
Counsellors and Psychotherapists are required to have supervision every month for them to practice ethically and competently. This work will always be with a more experienced psychotherapist and trained supervisor, who will enable you to review your practice with clients. Supervision will focus on the interactions between supervisor, counsellor and client.
The aim is to enhance best practice, build on strengths and address developmental areas. Supervision will support and enhance the individual’s professional and organisational objectives which may include: following best practice, adhering to an ethical framework, accountability, personal support and growth, and continual professional development. All of this is based on confidentiality.
The Seven Eyes
Our supervision model is based on Shohet and Hawkins’ work described in their book – ‘Supervision in the helping professions’ (2012). They refer to the … the ‘seven eyes’ which describe the seven different ways of looking at the client presentation and related relationships.
the seven eyes focus on:
- Client details – understanding context
- Supervisee’s interventions
- Client–supervisee relationship
- Supervisee’s own experiences of being with the client
- Supervisor–supervisee relationship
- Supervisor’s own reflections
- Wider context of the work
Top 10 Benefits
Enables professional reflective practice in a
safe supportive space
Promotes continuing professional
development and best practice
Contributes to improving work environment
Generates better patient and
Reviews work with clients leading to
Supports the practice of self-care and the management of case-loads
Increases positive outcomes
Enhances your ‘inner’ supervisor and the
ability to reflect and solve problems
Develops clarity and objectivity in decision making
Workplace Supervision and Coaching
Synergy offers supervision and coaching for employees and organisations, either in person or online. Offering your employees supervision has many benefits including supporting their overall wellbeing, promoting reflective practice, enhancing their skill base and staff satisfaction and retention.
Top 5 Benefits of Supervision
Generates organisational confidence that staff are practising ethically and
Promotes best – practice
in the workplace
Enhances professional development
Increases staff skills in decision making and
Reduces staff turn-over by encouraging a positive
culture and mindset
Synergy can also offer business workshops and talks on mental health and emotional fitness including but not exclusive to the following. If you would like us to lead a workshop or training on something not highlighted below, please let us know.
- Emotional fitness for the workplace
- Introduction to the emotional gym
– building emotional muscle by bringing the
body and mind together in an active workout
- Emotional MOT for men
- Managing difficult emotions
- Therapeutic drumming
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