Supervision & data protection agreement

This is the agreement I ask all new supervisees to sign and agree to. Please let me know if there is anything you are unsure of or wish to renegotiate.

My Commitment to you

  • I will keep time boundaries where possible. If I am unavoidably late, we will still work for the agreed time if possible.
  • For online work, I will contact you via a video call. In the case of a technical problem before or during the session, I will ring you where possible, or otherwise send you a text message or email.
  • I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework, have appropriate indemnity insurance, and bimonthly clinical supervision with Lisa Anthony
  • I will make sure that when we work together I am emotionally and physically well enough and working within the levels of my competence, training and capacity.
  • If issues arise that I consider to be outside my competence level, I will inform you and assist you to find a suitable alternative.
  • I will maintain appropriate boundaries should our paths cross outside of the supervision space. A detailed policy around this is here.
  • I will come to a clear agreement with you over length of sessions, frequency of sessions and the duration of supervision.
  • I will give as much notice as possible if I need to cancel one of our sessions, and to try where possible to rearrange this at your convenience.
  • I will give you as much notice as possible if I need to end the supervision due to unforeseen circumstances.
    • Generally, ending the supervision will be agreed mutually.
    • At least one month’s notice will be given except in exceptional circumstances, and all efforts would be made in this situation to refer you to another suitable supervisor if requested.

Boundaries

  • I will maintain appropriate boundaries should our paths cross outside of the supervision space. A detailed policy around this is here.

Confidentiality

  • I will maintain confidentiality and protect your data. This applies to any and all records in accordance with GDPR and confidentiality guidelines of the BACP.
  • Our sessions are confidential, with limits of confidentiality being set out in my confidentiality policy here.

Record Keeping and online security

  • I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office as a data controller, and will remain GDPR compliant. How I protect, store and use your data is set out here.

In return, I ask that you commit to

  • Attend agreed sessions or give at least 24 hours’ notice of cancellation where possible. Sessions are chargeable in full if you do not attend without reasonable notice (usually 24 hrs).
  • Be ready to start on time. If you are late for a session, the session will still need to finish at the usual time.
  • Conduct our online or phone session in a secure, safe, and private place. If anyone else is present, including small children, or your location is public, we will need to reschedule.
  • Understand that I may not always be available between sessions unless arranged, however I will endeavour to be available for emergency consultations, particularly regarding safeguarding, when needed.
  • Assist me in maintaining appropriate boundaries should we encounter each other outside of supervision, as per my boundaries policy.
  • Make any necessary payment prior to each session.
  • Talk to me if you have any concerns or problems.

Concerns/Complaints

  • If you feel there is an unresolved complaint that you were unable to resolve with me, you can contact the BACP for advice