Supervision is training provided to other Therapists, by a qualified Supervisor, as part of their on going CPD programme. Brighton and Hove Therapy Hub has held small-group supervision sessions available to all its Therapists which have been run at Hove Therapy Rooms, Hove as well as on occassion having outbreak sessions within our friendly, next-door cafe Baked.
All counsellors and psychotherapists, regardless of experience, sometimes decide to undertake these sessions as this allows professional space for their professional and skills development.
Some counsellors hold a certificate in Supervision which is often BACP endorsed. This means that they can provide this form of training focused for qualified and experienced counsellors/psychotherapists that desire professional development within an ethical framework. Individuals who have trained to run these forms of peer-training are guided during their own training to build their personal style of supervision to include a core base of values and beliefs and social and ethical responsibilities.
Aside from counsellors choosing to develop their own professional skills and knowledge through taking part in a supervised group sesssion they may also choose on occassion to use group supervision, in which several therapists communicate and confer on each other’s work. This is another form of professional support and development which can be greatly beneficial.