Therapist Supervision

List of approved Supervisors for ICHP GA members

Supervisor NameAddressEmailPhone
Ian EpsteinDublinianepstein.ie@gmail.comTel: 01 2960611
Kevin KeatingMullinahonekevin.keating01@gmail.comTel: 087 9162655
Tom HerronCo Tyrone, N Irelandinfo@tomherronexperience.comTel: +44 28 87725741
Carmel SempleDublincarmel.m.semple@gmail.comTel: 086 3446673
Susan McElligottCork City & Carrigalinesvmcelligott@gmail.comTel: 086 877 6935
Maire MastersonCo Tyronemaire@nomeknowyou.comTel: 028 81670356
John O'BrienKilkenny jobkchc@gmail.comTel: 086 3836790
Hugh QuinnDonegal hughquinn@iol.ieTel: 086 3446673

Other recognised Supervisors

Joe Keaney
Joe Boyle

Supervision for ICHPGA Members

One of the most rewarding things you can do in this life is to help a fellow human.

The primary purpose of supervision is to optimise the therapeutic purpose of addressing the client’s needs. It is a formal collaborative process whereby the supervisor monitors, develops and supports the therapist in his/her work. It is not a forum for personal hypno-psychotherapy or counselling for the supervisee.

How often is Supervision required?

In accordance with the Code of Ethics of ICHP GA, ‘a therapist must not work without regular supervision at least once a month'. The supervisory relationship must be confidential unless specified in the initial contract.

Wht types of Supervision are available?

Supervision can take the form of a One-to-One session with a qualified Supervisor or through Peer (group) Supervision, one of whom must be a qualified Supervisor.

Some benefits of Supervision

  1. It creates a forum of accountability under the ICHP GA Code of Ethics and aligns with proposed Regulation and Registration guidelines for National Accreditation.
  2. It offers added protection for clients because cases are reviewed (anonymously) with constructive feedback provided in a supportive and caring context.
  3. It provides reflective space for therapists to identify their strengths and weaknesses for further professional development.
  4. It alerts therapists to ethical and professional issues in their work practice.
  5. It allows practitioners to measure the impact of their work on their lives and identify their personal reactions to their caseload.
  6. It can alert the therapist to ‘best practice’, insights and research in their area of expertise.
  7. It is ultimately for the welfare and continuation of a professional service to the client.

What questions are asked in Supervision?

  • Overview of (anonymous) client’s situation and their reason for attending therapy.
  • Outcome agreed at the initial session and final result.
  • What happened during the session (what went well – what didn’t go so well – what was learned – what could have been done differently and how?)
  • What questions does a supervisee have?

Who are the Supervisors for the ICHP GA?

Supervisors are graduates from the Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy who have completed Advanced Supervision Skills Training. Please see the list above for ICHP GA Approved Supervisors.

Where do I find out more information about Supervision?

Full details of Supervision are found in the ICHP GA Supervision Code of Ethics which is available to all members in the members' area.