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Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision is a safe confidential space for the helping professions to discuss their work, and to ensure the efficacy and development of the individual.

Below are some common clinical supervision topics:

  • Case Review

  • Ethical issues, including boundaries

  • Legal issues, including things like mandated reporting

  • Counter-transference

  • Use of self in clinical work

  • Diagnostic skills

  • Interventions

Clinical supervisors:

Sheli Brown 
Director Creative Action Team CIC
Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Helen Aspden
Director Creative Action Team CIC
Registered Member BAPT

Supervision offers you a reflective space in which to develop practice and so benefits client safety. 

Recommended supervision sessions:

Accredited members

  • Minimum of 1.5 hours per calendar month regardless of number of contracted clients.

  • Can be a mix of one to one, peer, telephone and online, as all these count for accreditation.


Mandatory for accredited members if you're currently practising with contracted clients.

If you're managing a full case load, you may need to increase these hours as you see necessary.
You can take a break from supervision if you're not seeing any clients in a calendar month. This should be documented for accreditation purposes.


Student membership for trainees

  • Minimum of 1.5 hours per calendar month. Ratio of 8 hours counselling to 1 hour supervision, with supervision every two weeks.

  • Can be a mix of one to one or group. A facilitator is needed for group supervision. Peer supervision is not acceptable for students.


Usually mandatory for accredited courses.

It may also be mandatory depending on your career choices and future accreditation, if you're planning to use hours towards accreditation.


£30 per hour
£45 per 1.5 hours per month 1:1
£98 per group supervision 1.5 hours


British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy defines supervision as:

"A specialised form of mentoring provided for practitioners responsible for undertaking challenging work with people. Supervision is provided to ensure standards, enhance quality, advance learning, stimulate creativity, and support the sustainability and resilience of the work being undertaken."

Other categories

  • Minimum of 1.5 hours per calendar month.

  • Members only using counselling skills should have appropriate supervision adequate to their needs (see the Ethical Framework)


1.5 hours or adequate supervision for your needs is recommended.
If you're working towards accreditation, 1.5 hours is required.

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