David Smith Counselling - Psychotherapy - Clinical Supervision
Clinical supervision is the process of working with practising counsellors and psychotherapists in the management of their working practice. Typically this would cover: Reflection on client work, supporting therapists in their clinical practice, working with ethical and professional dilemmas, management of a private practice. Specifically this will entail: Discuss client work, reflect and understand the process Develop strategies to move clients forward Become mutually aware of blind spots in the client work Attention to the self care of the therapist Reflection on the impact of clients issues Acknowledge and encourage the awareness of ethical dilemmas Support therapists in resolutions of these dilemmas Identification of professional development needs Support with the accreditation process Setting up, marketing and managing a private practice

Clinical Supervision

“Helping People Help Themselves”
David Smith Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist London and Kent

Consultative Supervision

I also work as a consultative supervisor. Here the work is about working with professionals in a range of disciplines and work sectors. These would typically be front line health and social care workers, emergency services management and administration, medical professionals, mental health professionals and senior educators. The work is primarily to provide emotional and practical support from an external source which is independent of internal operational influences. It will about providing a safe place to explore difficulties, interactions with senior management, clients and service users. Managing unreasonable expectations, grey areas in procedures and job specifications. Specifically, talking together to explore and determine realistic outcomes in the workplace, setting goals and plans to achieve them.