Supervision aims to be a safe and supportive space, to think about and attend to a variety of processes:
• Thinking processes: making emotional experiences available to thought.
• Reflection processes: attending to the significant themes emerging in the counselling work, between counsellor and client, and between supervisor and supervisee.
• Supportive processes: space for containing powerful emotions or themes.
• Educational processes: developing strengths, understandings and skills.
• Conceptualisation processes: developing and applying theoretical models and frameworks for facilitating understanding.
• Ethical processes: attending to professional and ethical issues.
• Managerial processes: attending to the required quality of service.
• Organisational processes: attending to the organisational dynamics that impact the counsellor or client.
• Creative processes: the emergence of something new and different.
The cost of supervision is the same as the cost of counselling.