How Supervision Works
Supervision provides a holding space to explore and play through shared experience; focusing on growth and progression for all, with the ultimate focus to do the best by the client within all aspects of the therapeutic relationships.
During supervision Andrea works to the Integrated Developmental Model – Stoltenberg and Delworth to help her hold the sessions based on you, taking into account your motivation, autonomy and self-other awareness, adjusting the support and challenge based on your levels of experience.
This is further supported by the Hawkins and Shohet process model of supervision called the “Seven Eyed Process”. This model provides seven different areas that would be the focus within the supervision session.
The seven modes are:
Mode 1 Focus on the client and what and how they present
Mode 2 Exploration of the strategies and interventions used by the supervisee
Mode 3 Focusing on the relationship between the client and the supervisee
Mode 4 Focusing on the supervisee
Mode 5 Focusing on the supervisory relationship
Mode 6 The supervisor focusing on their own process
Mode 7 Focusing on the wider context in which the work happens
Andrea's aim is to encourage you to develop your own autonomy as a practitioner.
It is not her intention to impose any particular style or theoretical orientation on you, as the supervisee, but by merely detailing the above process helps you to understand how to get the best from your work together.
Andrea works to the BACP code of ethics which promotes the need for her to be trustworthy and honour the trust placed within her; to provide autonomy and respect your right to be self-governing; beneficence, a commitment to promoting your well-being; a commitment to avoiding harm to you, non-maleficence; provide justice for you by offering a fair and impartial treatment and the provision of adequate services; and finally self-respect through self-knowledge and self-care for herself.
Andrea can also work in more creative ways as part of facilitating the process using pictures, writings, movement, poems or dreams.
Within the supervision relationship Andrea will encourage you to explore emotional and physical feelings and thoughts and behaviours in the context in which they arise. Working in this way is designed to help enhance the work between you and your clients. It provides you the opportunity to get a sense of your work so together issues can be explored along with the challenges and dilemmas of the work.