Policy for Self-employed Practitioners.

Self-employed Practitioners within the various approaches at ACCPH are requested to speak 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 Registered 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 request supervision when they need help with a client during their first 3 years of practice. After 3 years of it is still encouraged but it becomes a more voluntary process.

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.

Registered Supervisors have the right to change for supervision sessions.

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’.