Clinical Supervision in Birmingham

 

Welcome to TECC's Clinical Supervision Overview


TECC Services provides individual and group clinical supervision at our Centre in Birmingham for:

  • Counselling students/trainees
  • Practising counsellors or therapists
  • Individuals who require clinical supervision in relation to their work

Our integrative approach to supervision is unique to TECC Services and has been developed in order to provide specialised supervisory services for those requiring clinical supervision.

We believe it is integral to our supervision practice to include additional policy and procedure in relation to lone working, safeguarding, resilience and collaborative working arrangements to promote internal and external access to additonal resources and services. 

AIMS OF SUPERVISION:

We aim to maintain or enhance the professional skills, knowledge and attitudes of supervisees, including:

  • The ability to conceptualise clinical material and apply appropriate interventions
  • Identification and management of transference and counter transference issues
  • Awareness of ethical and professional standards
  • Enhanced analytical skills, creativity, self-awareness, confidence and competence
  • Clarification of roles, responsibilities and boundary issues
  • Identification of professional strengths, weaknesses and training needs

And where appropriate:

  • Assessment of supervisees’ clinical work and engagement with the supervision process
  • Reporting to external authorities, such as training organisations or professional bodies

APPROACH TO SUPERVISION:

The supervisory relationship is seen as a common understanding of goals and tasks within a strong bond of mutual trust and respect.

  • Sessions are facilitative, interactive and supportive, creating a safe environment for personal and professional disclosures
  • Supervisees are encouraged to express emotions and to be reflective
  • Sessions aim to provide a ‘space for thinking’, gaining of insight and creativity
  • Supervisees’ worth, values and strengths are acknowledged and validated
  • Supervisees are empowered by clear and constructive feedback
  • Regular two-way feedback is encouraged and supervisory relationship issues are openly addressed
  • Professional boundaries are adhered to
  • Supervisees are encouraged to take an active role in sessions and increasing responsibility for their professional practice and professional development
  • Sessions are structured according to supervisees’ development, presenting client issues and supervision stage
  • Sessions are tailored to supervisees’ individual situations and needs, such as theoretical orientation, work context, learning style

SUPERVISION CONTRACT

Before commencing supervision, a contract is discussed and negotiated.  The contract can be less or more formal, according to individual, group or organisational needs. For more information please do not hesitate to contact us, we provide a free initial assessment/introduction appointment where you can explore your requirements, experience our approach to supervision and feel informed to consider engaging in further supervisory services.

TECC provides extensive literature, resources and media to supervisees and delegates as part of our work, which relates to our inclusive practice policy. 
 

In addition to clinical supervision we provide training and workshops for supervisees and practising supervisors in either a managerial or clinical setting. Please see our training sections for more information and forthcoming options in relation to supervision and continuing professional development based at our Centre in Birmingham.