Mary Curran Coaching

What is Supervision?

"Supervision is a working alliance between two professionals where supervisees offer an account of their work, reflect on it, receive feedback, and receive guidance if appropriate. The object of this alliance is to enable the worker to gain in ethical competency, confidence and creativity so as to give the best possible service to clients" (Inskipp and Proctor, 2001).

Why Supervision?

I believe that Coaching and Supervision go hand-in-hand.

As coaches, we need different perspectives to be shared, support given and a place to "let off steam" so that we can be at our best in our work. This is where Supervision comes in.

Supervision is a valuable source of support for a coach, in what can be a draining and isolated role. Sometimes, one can get absorbed in their feelings and emotions that the client brings and therefore would require the support of a supervisor to help them process these feelings. This prevents becoming overburdened, ineffective and possible burnout.

Supervision is where I provide a container of space, which is safe and confidential and where my supervisee can share their fears and concerns about their work and performance. Together we uncover blind spots, work creatively with blocks and limitations that may impact their practice and wellbeing.

My role is to facilitate and work with my clients to become the best they can be in their work.


In supervision, reflection plays a bigger role than in coaching. There is always more than one way of doing something and we need to reflect on this. The supervisor is focused on expanding the supervisee's range of perception and interventions. As with coaching, reflection will involve the past, the present and the future.

Who avails of Supervision?

Coaches, Psychologists, Counsellors, Executives, Managers, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Supervisors and Therapists.