Over the past three weeks I have been conduction my ongoing counselling sessions with one of my peers who has taken the role as my client. These sessions were with real concerns and offering up real life issues so that a true counselling experience was able to happen. As part of the process there was a group supervision at the end of the three weeks to discuss and potentially provide a platform to view to progress things forward as the counsellor and to review and un pick the sessions with my peers, to help the counsellor see ways in which they could have moved things forward when stuck. To look at where the clients frame of reference was from a different perspective. This is an opportunity to look at the facts, thoughts and feelings and also what this meant in the counsellor’s ability to understand the theory of was happening underneath and an opportunity to self- review with the guidance of the group this is covered in the recommendation for supervision in the BACP Ethical Frame Work.
The BACP Ethical Framework advises the following: Supervising and managing
32. Practitioners are responsible for clarifying who holds responsibility for the work with the client.
33. There is a general obligation for all counsellors, psychotherapists, supervisors and trainers to receive
supervision/consultative support independently of any managerial relationships.
34. Supervisors and managers have a responsibility to maintain and enhance good practice by
practitioners, to protect clients from poor practice and to acquire the attitudes, skills and knowledge required by their role.
35. Supervisors and managers may form a triangular relationship with a counsellor or psychotherapist,
particularly where services are being provided within an agency. All parties to this relationship have a responsibility to clarify their expectations of each other and, in particular, the steps that ought to
be taken to address any concerns over client safety. The role of an independent...