"The supervision relationship can be one of the best relationships in our life. It can affirm, attend to, nourish, support and hear the essence of what we do and are, as well as maintain and increase the efficacy of our work." (Charmley, 2016, p. 1)
Jo offers supervision to counsellors, youth workers, office staff and management. Supervision is an important part and fundamental requirement for our counselling and supervision practice, and benefits both the counsellor and their clients. Jo’s goal is to try to make it a safe place to talk about yourself, your work, and developing your Counsellor’s identity.
As Richard Charmley says above, this can be one of the best relationships we have in our life. It's a time to affirm, nurture, and explore together what we are doing and who we are in this role.
NZCCA describe supervision as "a collaborative, contractual, nourishing relationship between Supervisor and Supervisee. A commitment to support client safety and Supervisee well-being, and provides opportunity for ongoing analysis and reflection of the Supervisee's practice." (NZCCA, 2016, p. 1).
Jo sees the following as the key tasks in supervision:
Charmley, R. (2016). Effective supervision and what hinders or helps this important part of our work. Downloaded from http://www.nzcca.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Effective-Supervision-What-hinders-and-helps.pdf.
NZCCA. (2016). Statement of supervision. Downloaded from http://www.nzcca.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Supervision-Statement-2016.pdf.