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For counsellors, therapists and CYP workforce.

"Supervision in the context of the BACP Ethical Framework... is a universally accepted feature of the training, accreditation, and ongoing development of therapeutic practitioners in the UK:

Supervision is essential to how practitioners sustain good practice throughout their working life. Supervision provides practitioners with regular and ongoing opportunities to reflect in depth about all aspects of their practice in order to work as effectively, safely and ethically as possible. Supervision also sustains the personal resourcefulness required to undertake the work. (Good Practice, point 60)


Supervision ensures that practitioners have a solid grasp of the theoretical and philosophical underpinning of the therapeutic approach they practise. It also ensures that they learn to reflect upon their practice, particularly to gain sensitivity to potential ethical issues or dilemmas.


Thus, supervision is essential for ethical practice and the professional development of those who want to embark on a career in the counselling professions, which includes psychotherapy, coaching and pastoral care (BACP, 2018). Supervision, with its ‘gatekeeping’ function, is one mechanism by which the counselling professions ensure that clients are not harmed (Wheeler and Richards, 2007)."


BACP Supervision within the counselling professions

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