Find a supervisor

When looking for a supervisor it is best to find a practitioner who is trained and/or experienced in supervision.

The Anglican Church Southern Queensland currently requires supervisors to be a member of one of the professional bodies listed below.

Membership of these bodies provides the supervisee with some assurance of supervisor training,  professionalism and accountability*.

The Anglican Church Southern Queensland will continue to seek out additional accreditation bodies to provide clergy and lay ministers with greater choice and flexibility in selecting a supervisor. 

Approved professional supervision bodies


The Australasian Association of Supervision (AAOS) is at the forefront of developing educational and ethical standards for supervision in the professions of counselling, psychotherapy, pastoral practice, psychology, coaching, social work and related disciplines.



The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) is a leading national peak body and professional association for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia.



The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the peak body for psychologists in Australia, representing over 25,000 members.


* Membership of these bodies does not guarantee a supervisor’s efficacy. Supervisees are encouraged to investigate for themselves a supervisor’s suitability and fit for them.

Questions to ask potential supervisors:
  • What are your qualifications and experience with supervision?

  • What is your approach to supervision?
  • Have you supervised ministers of religion before?
  • What is your attitude towards people of faith and how does this influence your supervision?
  • What is your fee per session?
A good supervisor will be able to:
  • Listen well and be truly present with the supervisee.
  • Show warmth and empathy.
  • Be non-judgemental and non-critical.
  • Have an understanding of and respect for the vocation and ministry of the supervisee.
  • Be willing to learn about the supervisee’s ministry context.