Foreword

Peer Supervision in Coaching and Mentoring: A versatile guide for reflective practice

It is a great pleasure to have been asked to write the foreword to this much-needed book. Of course, the reader might be excused for asking why another book on supervision is needed. Libraries have been written on clinical supervision in the helping professions over the past century. This book, as far as I am aware, is the first to focus fully on Peer Supervision. As such it is a major contribution to our understanding of the breadth and role of supervisory practice.

So where does this book fit in the history of supervision? White and Winstanley (2014) have traced the origins of supervision in the helping professions back to at least 1788 in the management ...

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