Who needs supervision?
Professional or External Supervision is used by professionals in stressful work environments when they want to access professional support outside of their workplace and in a confidential setting. A good employer will usually pay for professional supervision if you identify the need. For example:
- People in the caring professions often find it useful to talk through the emotional impact of their work with someone who is outside of their line management.
- People who are having difficulties finding their feet in a new managerial or executive role find that talking to a supervisor in a confidential setting can help them to build their confidence.
- People who are managing a difficult team in the workplace find that talking it through in confidential supervision is a good way to gain some extra insight and find new solutions.
Supervision can feel very similar to Executive Coaching, and there is definitely some cross-over, but supervision would normally pay more attention to the emotional impact of your work and is carried out by a Counsellor or Psychotherapist with a qualification in Supervision rather than a Coach.
Executive Coaching is more likely to be solution focused whilst Professional Supervision is more likely to have a personal or emotional component. Professional Supervision would always be in a one-to-one setting.
We also provide Clinical Supervision to other therapists and counsellors in a one-to-one or group setting.