Supervision gives an opportunity for a practitioner to check out their client work with somebody else. The focus is very much on the effectiveness of the practitioner, and respect for the client and confidentiality are very important.
Most counsellors and psychotherapists (and all BACP members, like me) have regular supervision sessions with another practitioner who has been trained specially for this task.
The sessions are usually one-to-one, but can also be done with several counsellors or psychotherapists in one session together with a supervisor.
Apart from any personal benefits to the counsellor or psychotherapist, supervision is important as the main way to ensure that practitioners are working ethically, and in particular to check that they are working as well as possible for their clients.
Supervisors in turn have supervision to ensure that they are practising ethically and effectively.
I was trained at the University of Southampton in Counselling Supervision in 2007 using an integrative model, and I have gained many hours of experience with individuals and groups since.
I am available as a supervisor for individuals or groups, at reasonable rates. Contact me to discuss how I can meet your needs.