Peter Stell, counsellor supervisor, counselor at Aegis offers supervision for professional counsellors. BACP, UKRC registered, member of Group Analytic Society (London). Based in Spalding, Lincolnshire UK.
Revd Dr Peter D. Stell - Counselling Consultant
8 Van Gogh Drive, Spalding
Lincolnshire PE11 3HU

Telephone 01775 762546
Mobile 07947 139929


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Senior BACP Accredited and Nationally Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Attachment Based Psychotherapist
Member of the Group Analytic Society International
Member of the British Psychological Society

What is Counselling Supervision?

Supervision is a professional service, not a managerial role. Working under supervision means that a therapist uses the services of a qualified 'counselling supervisor' to review their work with clients on a regular basis. Supervision may include coaching and professional development. Here, the supervisor acts not as a 'boss,' but is a consultant to the supervisee.

I offer a professional service for counsellors, trainee therapists and other professionals who require individual or group supervision. I work with an open, Integrative Model of Supervision, incorporating a process of exploration and collaborative review.
My emphasis lies in exploring the experiences, feelings and thoughts that arise within the supervisee in relationship

What I offer

I offer a professional service for counsellors, trainee therapists and other professionals who require individual or group supervision. I work with an open, Integrative Model of Supervision, incorporating a process of exploration and collaborative review.
My emphasis lies in exploring the experiences, feelings and thoughts that arise within the supervisee in relationship with their client, with a particular emphasis on the relational process. The process focuses on four tasks:
  1. Normative (Quality control, ethics, standards and professional issues).
  2. Formative (Developing skills, understanding and abilities).
  3. Restorative (Attending to feelings).
  4. Wider Perspective (Impact on therapy when working in a multi-disciplinary environment, e.g. GP practice, hospital, company, organisation).
Within the supervision relationship is support and a valuable opportunity to reflect on the work a supervisee undertakes with a client, the achievements and the blocks. Supervision is an explorative or collaborative review, with two people working openly together to explore, understand and appreciate the nature of the counselling relationship.

I believe supervision is a requirement for providing a truly professional and ethical counselling service. Indeed, I believe it has something important to offer anyone working in a caring or helping profession. Click here to contact me.
Within the supervision relationship is support and a valuable opportunity to reflect on the work a supervisee undertakes
All counsellors, trainee therapists and psychotherapists

Who needs Supervision?

All counsellors, trainee therapists and psychotherapists, regardless of experience, need supervision. Not only do most professional bodies in the UK, such as BACP, UKCP and BPS require their practitioners to have supervision, but it is also seen by many as an ethical imperative. A client who encounters a therapist working without supervision should consider carefully whether they wish to work with that person. Other groups who require supervision include, health, social care, legal, religious and teaching professionals, volunteers and trainees. Click here to contact me.

Why is Supervision Needed?

Supervision exists for two reasons:

  1. To protect clients, and
  2. To improve the ability of counsellors to provide value to their clients.
Supervision protects clients by involving an impartial third party in the work of a counsellor and client, helping to reduce the risk of serious oversight and helping the counsellor concerned to reflect on their own feelings, thoughts, behaviour and general approach with the client.
These opportunities to reflect on how they relate to the client, as well as to gain insights from the perspective of another therapist, also help the counsellor to improve the value and quality of the service they provide.
To protect clients
To improve the ability of counsellors to provide value to their clients.
Supervision and Confidentiality

Supervision and Confidentiality

The practice of supervision means that details provided by clients are shared with people other than the counsellor concerned. However, overall client confidentiality is still safeguarded because Information shared in supervision is itself protected under a contract of confidentiality and normally may not be shared outside the supervision relationship.

A Counsellor's Own Supervision

A client may ask questions about their own counsellor's supervision arrangements. A client has the right to ask how their counsellor is supervised, and any counsellor or psychotherapist should be able to provide details of their supervision arrangements, such as the nature of the supervision relationship and the number of hours spent in supervision as relative to the counsellor's caseload.

A Counsellor's Own Supervision

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Senior BACP Accredited and Nationally Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Member of the Group Analytic Society International
Member of the British Psychological Society