Becoming a Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervisor

8th October 2019 1 min read

Exciting news at Salford Counselling as Lisa Hartley becomes a Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervisor. Lisa will still see clients for counselling at Salford Counselling but will now be able to offer supervision to student and qualified counsellors, social workers, safeguarding and child protection leads and all helping professionals. She is hopeful that the practice will continue to evolve.

Lisa spoke about what becoming a counselling supervisor means for her and her work at Salford Counselling: “Supervision offers security and understanding – a reflective safe space where supervisees are not judged or shamed.”

Becoming a counselling supervisor can allow her access to the supervisee’s clients’ world through observation and analysis which helps to view the client and counsellor relationship and the work they are doing together. Knowing how to best help and support the counsellor and their client in a session allows the counsellor to feel supported. The outcomes of supervision should be change and new ways of thinking enabling continual development in practitioner and client relationships.

Lisa hopes becoming a counselling supervisor at Salford Counselling will allow her to grow personally: “In being curious with our supervisees, asking who they are, being interested in their values, beliefs and how that impacts on their approach, we will be constantly reviewing and learning.”

What is Supervision?

The BACP’s ethical framework defines supervision as:

"A specialised form of mentoring provided for practitioners responsible for undertaking challenging work with people. Supervision is provided to ensure standards, enhance quality, advance learning, stimulate creativity, and support the sustainability and resilience of the work being undertaken."

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