Individual Professional/Clinical Supervision is available. The schedule is flexible but is usually 4 – 6 weekly. The minimum is once every 12 weeks but this really needs to be combined with other robust types of supervision.
This is supervision around Case-Working (cases and wider issues in clinical work), Supervising others, self development topics like time management/negotiation and dealing with difficult people.
For some practitioners in their Early Career it will be developmental/learning support which is the focus of individual supervision. For others it will be a supportive space to discuss the last month and keep being a ‘self-renewing’ professional.
If you are undergoing a ‘tough time’ then it may be restorative resilient supervision.
We all have different needs in supervision. Changing jobs, changing direction in clinical skills or dealing with a difficult working environment. Sometimes it is about a new clinical development or changing the focus of your independent practice.
It is your choice what you bring to supervision. There is a contract and a review of the arrangement. Paperwork is usually minimal and is agreed when supervision commences.
There is some developing literature about email supervision and if you are interested in this then we could discuss how it might work
For Early Career therapists there is a package which allows for some email support between planned supervision meetings. I know this is happening in Clinical Psychology much more and I would be interested in trialling this approach.
See the Cost Page for fees .
For an agreed longer term arrangement a reduction in cost is usually possible. If you require weekly supervision for a period of time there is a reduction in cost.
The Professional Context
From RCSLT Document: Information on Supervision 2017 (link below)
“Supervision is the formal arrangement that enables an SLT or assistant practitioner to
discuss their work regularly with someone who is experienced and qualified. It is an essential
component of a good quality speech and language therapy service that is able to respond to
service users and identify and manage risk.
Supervision is critical to the delivery of a high-quality client service through accountable
decision-making and clinical practice, the facilitation of learning and professional
development and the promotion of staff wellbeing. Supervision has been associated with
higher levels of job satisfaction, improved retention, reduced turnover and staff
effectiveness. It is also one way for a provider to fulfill their duty of care to staff (CQC, 2013,
There are a wide variety of terms applied to the activity of supervision in health and social
care and the terms used may overlap or vary depending on your employer”.
“The Care Quality Commission (CQC) considers supervision to be “an essential part of good
professional practice by a range of different professional bodies. It can contribute to meeting any continuing professional development (CPD) requirements set by a professional body or a regulator, and can therefore help ensure that staff remain registered and able to work”
(CQC, 2013, p.6).
Link to RCSLT document: https://www.rcslt.org/-/media/docs/delivering-quality-services/infomation-on-supervision.pdf?la=en&hash=2FB11528FCE1E3E02D88F40DC73D6756A869824C