Peer supervision is a professional service for all psychologists and counsellors regardless of their age or experience as a way to maintain ethical and best practice.

Peer supervision offers practitioners the opportunity to talk about their current workload, any concerns they may have, as well as offering them the chance to reflect on their own thoughts and feelings.

When discussing clients, practitioners must maintain client confidentiality by not revealing any personal information such as the client’s full name or any information that can be traced back to the specific individual. The supervision itself is also protected under the rules of confidentiality.

A client has every right to ask their counselor/psychologist about their supervision e.g. how often, about the supervision relationship, and the number of hours spent in supervision.

 

Things that may be covered during supervision

  • The goals and aims for the supervision
  • Case study and reflections
  • Discussion around current research
  • Continued professional development
  • Legislation and ethics
  • Professional practice & boundaries
  • Self-care practices