Working under Supervision means that a Counsellor, Mediator or other Professional uses the services of another trained and more experienced peer to review their work with clients, their professional development and often their personal development as well.
Supervision is a professional service, rather than a managerial role, and for Counsellors, Mediators and other Professionals it is important that these professionals can speak to someone who understands the difficulty of working in their particular area of expertise. The Supervisor’s role is to also support the Supervisee emotionally and therapeutically.
Supervision exists for 2 main reasons:
1: to protect clients, and
2: to improve the ability of Professionals to provide value to their clients.