Reflective Supervision




Protected Space. 

Reflective Supervision provides a safe and confidential space that belongs entirely to you. It’s a space to step back from the everyday, offload stresses, reflect and gather fresh perspectives – it can be so hard to do this amidst the pressures of everyday working life!

Focused on your well-being. 

What you bring to supervision is entirely up to you. Many people focus on personal aspects to their lives, recognising that this inevitably has an impact on them at work, and many chose to focus on work pressures that can leak into their personal lives. This is your call; everything is welcome, and our focus will always be on your wellbeing. Ultimately if you are emotionally healthy, all aspects of your life will function well. 

Promotes reflective practice. 

Reflective Practice is an essential skill for anyone who’s results are dependent on communicating and influencing others. It’s what helps us to differentiate between our own ‘stuff’ and the ‘stuff’ other people carry into interactions with us. Reflective Practice helps us to negotiate our way around the most complex of relationships and to remain objective in the most difficult of situations. Therefore, supervision is centred around increasing your self-awareness, awareness of others, understanding your strengths, celebrating your vulnerabilities (yes, this is brave and should be celebrated) and increasing your resilience in all aspects of life.


"We do not learn  from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience." 

John Dewey

What Reflective Supervision is Not

Job coaching. You are the expert of you and of your role so supervision is not job coaching, we won’t be telling you how to do your job better. What supervision will do is help you evaluate how you are managing in your role, how it is impacting on you and you on it.  

Counselling. Supervision is not counselling but it can and should be to some degree therapeutic for you – you should feel better as a result of regular sessions. 

Holding you to account. Whilst accountability for your well-being does form a small part of clinical supervision, this is very different to holding you account for how well you are doing your job. Supervision is not a space where you are expected to list off all the things you ‘did well’, it’s a space to bring your challenges and draw from successes where this will help with current circumstances.  


Daniel Roberts 

"As a head of a secondary school I have to say this has been the best investment I have ever made to ensure the wellbeing of myself and my staff. Working with the team at IntraQuest has helped my team to navigate many challenging situations and has given us a place where we can gain clarity and support. Thank you so much." 

Trudy Mathews

"IntraQuest we cannot thank you enough. The Senior Leaders at our primary school rave about you every single day. You hold a beautiful safe space for us to come talk through the problems that we are facing. "

Katie- May King

 "My one to one sessions at IntraQuest have been so helpful. Giving me the time and space to reflect on any challenging cases within my practice.  I love coming to their centre too, straight away I feel welcomed and relaxed. Thank you."

When is Reflective Supervision appropriate?  

Regularly. Reflective supervision is most effective when sessions are frequent enough to become part of everyday thinking. We always recommend monthly however, in some education settings half-termly is also appropriate.  

Especially when stress is present. supervision can be particularly valuable when you feel under pressure and like you have no time to spare. It is a known fact then if we take a deep breath in the face of crisis BEFORE we react, our response is a more measured one. In the same way, supervision can act as that deep breath. When we are under pressure, it is tempting to put in all the hours we have into work, work, work, but are those hours as productive as when we are clear headed? Whilst a little stress can be motivating, a lot of stress can actually impede productivity and so the best thing we can do is take a step back – a deep breath – and regroup. 

For more information regarding Reflective Supervision you can download our information booklet here.

To Book A Reflective Supervision Session Please Contact Us Here


How much does it cost?

Prices for Reflective Supervision starts from £80.00 per hour plus VAT.

You can contact Karen the Director of Training & Supervision for more information. 

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