We also offer structured and supportive supervision to qualified and trainee counselors, psychotherapists, and counseling psychologists. Counseling skills can appear deceptively simple to learn with few technical details or technical language. Supervision is essential to ensure high standards of professional practice. Ongoing supervision helps practitioners to monitor and review the quality of their work as well as their client’s progress. Supervision, moreover, is a form of professional self-regulation. It is essential for upholding one‘s right to autonomous practice in the helping professions. Without proper supervision, counselors and counseling psychologists might have to be regulated or “licensed” to practice by other professions (e.g., by the medical profession).
Counseling supervision is especially important for trainees. It has a special role in helping trainees move beyond basic forms of counseling skills to develop a more sophisticated and sensitive form of counseling expertise. Equally, counseling placements need careful management and structured support. The trainee experience should be encouraging and empowering rather than negatively demanding. Supervision provides a solid base to help trainees make sense of their learning experiences and to facilitate their professionalism.
If your particular concern is not on this list, you can still call BPS at 6684-239-1569. It is very likely that there is a counselor in the team who has knowledge, skill, and experience in that area.