Effective Supervision

Professional therapists are all influenced, in some way or another, by our unconscious processes, whether it’s our personal, cultural or sociological experiences, this can often make it difficult to be unbiased as to the best way to work with a client. Supervision can provide a fresh perspective and help throw light onto processes that may be missed or
feelings that can get misinterpreted. Ultimately effective supervision provides support not only therapist to therapist, but also acts as a safety measure to ensure that clients are progressing and receiving safe and a high standard of service from their own therapist.

When choosing a supervisor, a collaborative approach is key as there is always insight to be gained from a colleague that can improve how we work as supervisors. It is important that the relationship embodies qualities of openness and honesty on both sides. Effective supervision can be very exposing for therapists as we need to bring work that we think may not be going well and be willing to look at ourselves, in order to become better therapists.

Supervision should not be boring, it should be a creative venture where individuals collaborate together to discover and explore new ways of working and thinking, all of which are designed to improve the therapeutic experience for our clients.


Abby really helped our whole family to understand what the issues were and then helped us to work through them – the impacts have been very real.

I have walked away from previous counsellors and sessions feeling like I was wasting my money, Abby was different, she was calm, relaxed, courteous and non-judgmental. I feel that she understood how I was feeling and I always walked away feeling that our sessions had been productive

I have had the best experience working with CounsellingWorx on my anxiety. They have helped me to grow to be much more confident with dealing with it head on. I have received all the support I needed. 

Abby really helped me to figure out and have an understanding of what I needed out of life, how to live and not just exist

Absolutely incredible support. Explains important concepts and counselling tools in order to ground your counselling, and creates a solid foundation to build upon. Listens carefully and bridges the gaps, and helps you navigate your way through the various conflicts and issues.

The patience and guidance I received changed my life and gave me clarity, when I thought it might be impossible to achieve. I immediately felt at ease and comfortable, which made all the difference for me. Would definitely recommend.  

Our supervisors recognise that every individual is unique and therefore may learn and process information differently. With this in mind, our supervisors are trained to offer different types of supervision models and will work with you on your first session to identify how you work best, whilst providing a safe space for reflective and professional development.
We offer a free 30-minute consultation to discuss and explore working together.

CounsellingWorx are able to offer supervision for 45 mins/1 hour or 1.5 hours and all our supervisors have undergone professional qualifications and receive regular supervision themselves to ensure that they are qualified and able to offer a high level of professional support. They are also registered members of the BACP.

Supervision is there to:

Facilitate and enable growth as a professional therapist
Ensure that your clinical work load does not lead to burnout
Facilitate and enable growth as a professional therapist
To ensure that you are practicing ethically and maintaining good practice
Offer support, knowledge and challenge you to reach your goals as a professional therapist

Fancy a chat?

If you have any questions or you would just like to have a chat and see how we may be able to support you or your organisation, then we would love to hear from you.

For supervision clients, we offer a free 30 minute consultation to explore and discuss working together.