Clinical Supervision Services
We currently offer supervision and HCS specialises in sexual trauma agencies for children and adults, private practice and for work place organisations.
Meeting New Supervisee’s
We encourage an initial one hour meeting (or phone call if this is not possible), to discuss individual needs and requirements and to decide if we feel we could work together.
Once we have agreed in principle that we can work together, a draft supervisory agreement will be offered to all parties to amend, delete or discuss ahead of our first supervision. This could be details regarding requests for reports or references.
As part of our ‘good practice’, regular reviews regarding the effectiveness of the supervision offered are held as part of our contract.
Individual £50 per hour
£75 per 1.5 hours
Corporate /Agency £POA
(If an organisation is responsible for payment of supervision fees and wish to be invoiced on a monthly basis, then a different fee is charged (if not a charity) to take into account any settlement delays.
Group work £75 per person per two hour session.
Any requested external travelling in relation to supervision practice would be charged at the hourly rate plus travelling expenses of 45p per mile return journey.
As a non-managerial counselling supervisor HCS treat all information disclosed to as confidential. Where a professional disagreement about client care cannot be resolved within the supervisory relationship, then further consultation will take place and, this could include consulting, our professional body (BACP). In this way the clients welfare is of paramount concern and remains totally in the frame.
The writing of reports for colleges, organisations, BACP/NCS accreditation and/or renewal applications, or references are whilst all part of the supervisory task, also come under the heading of confidentiality.
Prior to any reference or report being written it would be essential to engage in a supervisory discussion and agreement regarding content, or suitability if applying for a counselling post, or capability and readiness if seeking counsellor accreditation. We see this as a shared responsibility.
Professional Membership and Code of Ethics Complaints Procedure
HCS work and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework. We choose only to supervise supervisees who are members of a professional body. If this is different from the BACP then we request copies of the relevant codes prior to agreeing a supervision contract. It is important, if we are to work together, that both parties agree on what codes are being used as a back drop to the client work.
If you have been or are currently the subject of a professional body Complaints Procedure HCS request the right to be informed of this and the particular circumstances of the complaint, prior to agreeing to formulate a supervisory agreement.
Supervision, in our view, should give supervisees opportunities to;
Have regular support from a skilled supervisor in an atmosphere of integrity and openness
Identify areas in which to maximise their effectiveness
Consider ethical issues and boundaries and further develop their ethical mindfulness
Challenge and be challenged and identify the learning from it as well as to receive constructive feedback
Seek help with any decision making necessary
Develop their own self-awareness and to have space to ‘recharge batteries’