Policy for Self-employed Practitioners.

Self-employed Practitioners within the various approaches at ACCPH are required to meet with a more senior colleague, (or colleagues), to discuss any client or personal issues which may have an impact on their ability to work with client. These meetings are usually 1-2-1 with a recognised supervisor or joining a Peer Support Group. We are always looking for Senior Members to set up Peer Support Groups

Supervision can ensure you have the correct skillset or ability for a clientNewly qualified Members and Accredited Members are expected to attend supervision for a minimum of 1 hour in a month period during their first 3 years of practice. After 3 years of it is still encouraged but it becomes a more voluntary process. Supervision is then usually when support is required for a difficult case the practitioner talks to a Senior Member to gain knowledge or insight. These sessions can ensure that you have the correct skill set or techniques to help clients with difficult problems.

Many people stay with their peer support group for life as they find it beneficial.

Practitioner must maintain a personal log of all such meetings as they will need to provide this evidence of the previous 12 months supervision at the time of their annual re-registration.

The supervisor must be qualified to do so in the practitioners approach and recognised by ACCPH. Peer Support Groups may be multi-approach and have members from counselling, coaching, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.

Download suprvision shheets


Supervision Record Sheet.


We will publish a list of Recognised Supervisors and Peer Support Groups.

2 hours of Peer Group attendance = 1 hour of 1-2-1.


Policy for Employed Practitioners.

ACCPH recognises that most employers are not at all bothered about supervision. We encourage Employed Members to still undertake it in their own time just to ensure that they stay mentally ‘fit for duty’.