What is clinical supervision and is it for me?
“Supervision is the formal arrangement that enables a speech and language therapist (SLT) to discuss their work regularly (every 6 weeks) with someone who is experienced and qualified. Supervision is an essential component of a good quality speech and language therapy service that is able to identify and manage risk. This is the case for all SLTs, including those practising independently or employed in other contexts. The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is the UK-wide regulatory body responsible for setting and maintaining standards for SLTs. Registration is a legal requirement for all practising SLTs, who must adhere to the HCPC standards, including a requirement to: “understand the importance of participation in training, supervision and mentoring” in order to be able to practice as an autonomous professional (HCPC, 2013, p.8) and to “keep your knowledge and skills up to date and relevant to your scope of practice through continuing professional development” (HCPC, 2016, p. 7).”
In short it means we should be undertaking regular reflective clinical supervision (non-managerial supervision). This is best practice for all speech and language therapists and allied health professionals. In giving yourself time to reflect, explore and problem solve with a clinical supervisor you will grow your skills, understanding and ultimately provide a higher-quality service to your clients.
What I offer
My aim as a supervisor to provide a nourishing safe and peaceful space for supervisees to be able to open up, share and reflect on the issues which they are facing within their professional role.
For them to move into a deeper space of reflection and learning about their own skills and abilities in order to be the best they can be in their role. I hope that my supervision impacts the whole of their wellbeing relationally and clinically, to support and facilitate their own practise and development. I firmly believe that you will get out of supervision what you put in and I endeavour to enable my supervisees to feel comfortable to be encouraged and challenged.
I am an honest, open and trustworthy supervisor who cares about the people I supervise. I offer independent clinical (non-managerial) supervision for speech and language therapists and related professions, in accordance with the HCPC guidelines. My experience as a supervisor encompasses providing clinical and managerial supervision for speech and language therapists in the NHS and educational contexts. Since 2014 I’ve been working as an independent speech and language therapist and developing my independent supervisor role for NHS, education and independent therapists. I participate in supervision myself and undertake 6 weekly supervision sessions to support my clinical caseload as a paediatric SaLT.
- Are you getting enough? 3 – Moving your supervision practise forward. Intandem.co.uk
- Are you getting enough? 2 – Making the transition from supervisee to supervisor. Intandem.co.uk
- Are you getting enough? 1 – Developing your understanding of supervision theories, models and practice. Intandem.co.uk (RCSLT Registered)
- Clinical supervision training Richmond and Twickenham PCT
- Introduction to the Enneagram : A tool for personal and emotional transformation.
Clinical supervision fees
£50 for a 1 hour session
£75 for a 1 1/2 hour session
Supervision sessions can be held at the supervisee’s base, home or at a neutral location. Privacy and quiet is necessary for confidentiality. Skype/FaceTime based sessions are available and I believe are a very effective way of conducting supervision. Supervision sessions should take place every 4-6 weeks
More information given upon request.