The awareness and consciousness of the need to take care of one’s Mental Health is growing fast. Counselling and Psychotherapy are therefore becoming much needed services.
The professionals providing these services have a highly sensitive role to play, in helping and guiding people in distress.
- Every case is unique, with each client’s problem having different roots.
- Understanding the problem and giving the most appropriate guidance is critical.
Established systems in psychotherapy, such as the one based on Transactional Analysis, therefore, insist upon ensuring quality supervision of the counsellor/therapist .
Supervision is a process by which the Supervisees discuss their problem or dilemma they are facing in their practice with the Supervisor. The Supervisor, in turn, provides a meta-perspective to the problem in hand , which enables the Supervisee to take the appropriate direction.
Ragini Rao is a Training and Supervising Transactional Analyst(TSTA) and teaches and supervises Psychotherapists.
Functions of Supervision are
- Management- helping the Supervisee to reflect whether the practice is in line with the expected outcome of the client; and, is in compliance with the code of ethics.
- Support- enables the Supervisees to reflect and manage their feelings and responses to their work in a safe space.
- Development- motivates the Supervisees to take on new challenges, creating their own identity as practitioners and moving forward.
The one-on-one Supervision is offered in time slots of 30 mins and 1 hour, depending on the need. The date and time will be set based on mutual convenience through an exchange of emails.