What is Professional Supervision (& Counselling)
Professional Supervision is a conversation about professional and personal issues and insights which the practitioner, (midwife… Manager et al) reflects on their learning and develop strategies for overcoming challenges.
Why have Professional Supervision
To keep safe. It is a safe place to share ideas concerns, to vent frustrations, reflecting on whatever is current and keep ahead of professional challenges becoming issues, or, to deal with issues that have become identified. It is a safety valve where you can test ideas responses attitudes without judgement.
A critical incident will be a time for reflection, for Professional Supervision.
Regulatory authorities and other organisations can see the practitioner is keeping themselves ‘safe’ by engaging in professional supervision.
Professional Supervision creates increased credibility by demonstrating engagement with a reflective process and reasonableness.
Who needs Professional Supervision
We all do. It can be a professional requirement. Voluntary attendance is useful for longevity preventing burn out and demonstrating professional standard of engagement in reflective processes.
When it is best to have Professional Supervision
Once a month is ideal when dealing with high stress situations. (More or less frequent as you decide). Engage before you feel you need it and prevent a crises.
What does it cost?
What is the cost of not having Professional Supervision?
The cost can often be shared with an employer or claimed as a tax refunded expense.
Private sessions are arranged at a suitable venue (usually 90 minutes first time).