AT this critical time when all who work in chaplaincy, support services and local church ministry are likely to be stretched caring for the ill, vulnerable, isolated and anxious, Pastoral Supervision is a vital resource for restoring those in the front line, containing their anxiety and for building resilience.
Sessions/appointments should, wherever possible be maintained and delivered at the usual frequency.
This may mean using online methods (eg. Skype, FaceTime) to enable sessions to go ahead.
Any face to face sessions should be conducted following the restrictions on physical contact and distancing. Those who work in the NHS and other institutions will have been given their own guidelines.
We recommend that members keep abreast of Government and NHS guidelines for the most up to date information.
The links are: NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
For those who offer supervision in private practice, we also recommend as a further resource for advice, reading
and extracting the relevant information issued by therapy organisations eg. Counselling Directory
Go to: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/blog/2020/03/16/private-practice-and-coronavirus
See also: BACP: https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/coronavirus/