Clinical SupervisionAt Dungarvan Therapy supervision is offered face to face or online. Through many years of working in client work, a therapist appreciates the need for support in the process. Along with this is the need for personal development amd the pull that is felt for more growth in the self. Through clinicial supervision all is explored safely.
Helen is a Fully Accredited Clinical Supervisor with the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) and Supervisors Association of Ireland (SAI). All practicing accredited therapists with IACP are required to be in regular supervision and adhere to their relevant code of practice.
Supervision is a formal arrangement whereby a practitioner discusses their work regularly with someone who is an experienced practitioner and supervisor. The task is to work together to ensure and develop the efficiency of the practitioner/client relationship. (Page & Wosket, 2001).
Supervision is for the protection and benefit of the client and the therapist. It allows the therapist an opportunity to review and self-evaluate their work with someone who has a wealth of experience in working with the many issues faced by professional therapists today and discuss any difficulties or challenges they are encountering.
Supervision is very much a collaborative way of working where a supervisee can bring their work, their skills and their confusion about their client work to be explored in a non judgemental way. Then with further exploration, discussion, reflection and dialogue with the supervisor, they can sometimes see another perspective, or a new insight.
Helen works on an integrative approach; however she has a preference for the Psychodynamic approach.
Supervision is seen by Hawkins & Shohet 2012 as having 3 distinct functions:
An initial introductory meeting can be arranged to allow for opportunity to decide if supervisor and supervisee make a suitable fit for good work to be done together.
Payment for sessions is made after the session, via online, cheque or cash. All sessions last 50 mins. Cancellations with less than a minimum of 3 working days incur full costs.