Firstly, What is it?
With the term “supervision” being weighted with multiple meanings and
inferences it is important to clearly define what we mean by “pastoral
Pastoral Supervision offers a regular, intentional and boundaried space in which
a practitioner skilled in supervision (the supervisor) meets with one or more
practitioners (supervisee) to look together at the supervisee’s practice. It is a
relationship characterized by trust, confidentiality, support and openness that
offers you freedom and safety to explore issues arising in your work.
Here Michael Paterson, Jane Denniston, and Jenny Williams provide an
introduction to Pastoral Supervision: