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Supervision Contract

Cost and Duration

Regular supervision is a requirement of all counselling accrediting bodies. It is a space in which therapists can reflect on their work with clients. Supervision offers four key elements to supervisees;

 

  1. counselling for the counsellor - giving support;
  2. educative - helping supervisees learn and develop;
  3. management - responsible for the quality of the work the supervisee is doing with their clients.

 

(Hawkins Shöhet 2012)

Supervision is currently available only with Mike Hackett (see our team section).

 

As a supervisor I see my role as being your ally in the work you do with your clients. Our alliance will include;

 

  • supporting, encouraging and facilitating your journey as a counsellor (counsellor as person);
  • overseeing your work to ensure compliance with the requirements of your accrediting body, upholding professional standards and facilitating ethical decision-making
  • helping you learn and develop as a professional by sharing knowledge, insights and my networks to actively encourage your growth as a counsellor (counsellor as professional)
  • where necessary, providing supervision for an organisation for which you work in some capacity as a counsellor (e.g. EAP services or similar).

 

How I achieve this is by creating a solid working relationship in which you feel understood and valued as both a person and as a professional while at the same time, safeguarding your clients and gate-keeping the standards of our profession.

 

I would be delighted to discuss any aspect of how we work or answer any questions you may have by phone, email or face-to-face.

Regular supervision is a requirement of all counselling accrediting bodies. It is a space in which therapists can reflect on their work with clients. Supervision offers four key elements to supervisees;

 

  1. counselling for the counsellor - giving support;
  2. educative - helping supervisees learn and develop;
  3. management - responsible for the quality of the work the supervisee is doing with their clients.

 

(Hawkins Shöhet 2012)

Just as your contract with your clients is a vital early activity in order to create the boundaries necessary for a space to emerge into which the therapy can develop, we will take some time during our early sessions to confidently create our own contract together.

 

Our contract will look at the usual elements of supervision scope, managing your case load, time, frequency, duration and length of our work together as well as some of my requirements to ensure I can effectively (and simultaneously) oversee and support your work. I would be happy to send you my initial contract if you get in touch and of course, I would be delighted to address any questions you may have as we work through this process of contracting together.

 

At any time during our relationship, I will be happy to revise or revisit our contract to ensure we are up-to-date with changes in the profession, in our relationship, in your case work etc. to cover the ever changing nature of our profession and our work. We will also schedule time to check-in on the progress, effectiveness and evaluation of our work together.

 

As a person-centred counsellor, I will come to supervision in a person-centred way. This does not mean that you must be a person-centred therapist. You will come as you are, and I will meet you wherever that is in your career, modality or outlook. We will agree together if we can work successfully together and negotiate how we will work with our differences and our similarities.

 

My commitment to you is to provide the best quality supervision possible, compliant with all of the required codes of professional practice, ethically and focused on you and your client as the heart of my supervisory practice.

Regular supervision is a requirement of all counselling accrediting bodies. It is a space in which therapists can reflect on their work with clients. Supervision offers four key elements to supervisees;

 

  1. counselling for the counsellor - giving support;
  2. educative - helping supervisees learn and develop;
  3. management - responsible for the quality of the work the supervisee is doing with their clients.

 

(Hawkins Shöhet 2012)

My per-session fee includes all costs relating to our work e.g. insurance, professional memberships, room rental, office and administration costs and my actual fee as your supervisor!

 

My rate per supervision session is €70 but is negotiable based on your circumstances e.g. if you are a student.

 

If you need to cancel an appointment we will need 24 hours notice, otherwise, you will be charged the usual per-session fee. If you cancel before 24 hours, there is no cancellation charge.

 

All of our sessions are between 50 and 60 minutes in length. We meet as frequently as your accrediting body requires, usually on a ratio of client to supervision sessions e.g. 1:20.

 

Session frequency is determined by the required supervision to one-to-one work as set by your accrediting body. For example, the IACP require 1 supervision session to every 20 one-to-one client sessions. Depending on your case load, we would set our sessions to comply with your required ration.

 

At present I offer weekday and evening sessions based on your availability and am happy to be flexible in meeting your supervision needs where it is mutually convenient.

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