Vivienne Taylor Counselling & Psychotherapy


Who needs Supervision and Why?

Most professional bodies require counsellors and psychotherapists to be in supervision. Supervision creates the space for a counsellor or psychotherapist to think. It allows them to consider their patients and their practice with another therapist who can help them develop in their professional practice.

Supervision is needed to protect patients. It involves a third party who helps the therapist to consider the patient's needs with a more experienced practitioner. It reduces the risk of a serious oversight and ofers the patient the security of knowing their therapist is working to agreed standards.

What is Supervision?

Supervision is the ability to conceptualise clinical material and apply appropriate interventions. It identifies transference and counter transference issues. It develops an awareness of ethical and professional standards. Supervision enhances analytical skills, creativity, self-awareness, confidence and competence. It identifies professional strengths, weaknesses and training needed. I work psychoanalytically within supervision to enable you to maintain or enhance your professional skills and knowledge. I will also assess supervisees’ clinical work and engagement within the supervision process and will report this to external authorities, such as training organisations or professional bodies.

Why come to me as a Supervisor?

'Supervision is fun'. It stimulates and encourages your work. It allows for you to have support and encouragement when needed
I am a member of the British Association for Psychoanalytical and Psychodynamic Supervision (BAPPS).

Supervision can either be undertaken in a group or individually for:
*Counselling students or trainees
*Practising counsellors or therapists
*Care workers and professionals with a formal or informal counselling role such as ‘listening services’

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