AHHCA supervisors have obtained a recognised qualification from a higher education provider or a provider recommended by a peak body association. This qualification allows them to conduct supervision sessions with members of the association.
What is Supervision?
Supervision doesn’t focus on one area but incorporates many elements of the supervisee’s life, which may include:
- Personal (if impacting on work)
- Business (building business skills or career development)
- Industry/work related.
- Supervision is where you can reflect on your work and work experiences to learn how to improve your practice.
- Remember supervision is not personal therapy, case management or a performance review, it is a place for professional issues that may need addressing, clarifying or is a place to seek guidance.
Why is supervision important?
As holistic counsellors and practitioners many of us work alone and therefore don’t have the support if we come across difficult clients or situations that may arise in a session or multiple sessions. We may have outside influences that are weighing on us, not sure where to go with our business and feel stuck.
These alone are great reasons to find a supervisor who can help guide and support us and allow us to identify opportunities for development and establish accountability to ensure the highest quality care is being given to the client.
As per the AHHCA Professional Development policy, supervision is compulsory for holistic counsellors and is available for all practitioners.