Supervision

I have extensive experience of providing supervision to a range of practitioners in the helping professions and combine excellent listening and communication skills with specific supervision models to develop and deepen understanding.

Supervision of practice is vital firstly to benefit the supervisee’s clients, to ensure that they are enabled and empowered, and secondly to develop the competence, confidence and ethical practice of the supervisee.

Supervision can be broken down into three main strands1 all of which interconnect.

  • Formative:
    The task is to enable the development of the practitioners’ competence. The supervisor roles include that of teacher, tutor, facilitator and trainer in order that the supervisee develops in their skills knowledge and understanding.
  • Restorative:
    The task is to work together so that the supervisee becomes empowered and develops their confidence. The supervisor provides space for exploring emotions and recharging energies.
  • Normative:
    The task is to work together to develop ethical practice. The supervisor co-monitors and acts as a challenger, appraiser and assessor of ethical practice.
I will encourage, motivate and carry appropriate optimism, as well as provide supportive challenge and enable you to think critically about your practice for the ultimate benefit of your clients and the development of your knowledge ability and skills as a practitioner.

Where the supervision is commissioned by the practitioner’s organisation, we will negotiate a mutually agreed clear 3-way contract with the supervisee and their organisation, with a clear framework for feedback and evaluation.

If the supervisee is working independently the contract will be negotiated to suit their individual needs and circumstances.

Please contact me if you would like to know more.

 

 

 

 

 

1 Adapted from original work by Proctor and Inskipp