Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision is available to any professional who wishes to explore their way of working and interpersonal professional relationships. It is most commonly used by individuals who provide services in the helping professions.  It is essentially a process of professional development and learning.  There are many benefits to receiving clinical supervision, some of which are listed on the right hand side of this page. 

There are many different models of supervision and I draw upon different ones during Supervision sessions (most often Hawkins & Shohet's Seven Eyed Model). Supervision is tailored to you, as an individual and as a professional to ensure that it is the best fit for you and your needs. 

Clinical Supervision generally focuses on:
  • Client Dynamics and the content they bring to sessions
  • Strategies and Interventions you may use with your client and your reasons
  • The professional relationship between you and the client
  • A focus on you, as the supervisee
  • A focus on the professional relationship between you and your supervisor
  • Self Reflection from your supervisor (this may be done in their supervision or away from their session with you but it is important that the supervisor has an awareness of their own internal processes and professional dynamics in order to enable best practice)
  • Consideration of the wider context of the work that is being delivered and completed. 
I offer Clinical Supervision online, via the telephone or face to face. Sessions are usually either one hour, or one hour and a half per month depending upon your own personal preference and any requirements in line with your employer, other institution, or ethical and best practice guidelines as identified by your membership body.

I am able to offer support to fully qualified professionals, students and individuals who feel that clinical supervision may benefit their professional development and learning. 
Benefits of clinical Supervision
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Lower risk of compassion fatigue
  • Lower risk of vicarious trauma
  • Improved Job Retention
  • Reduction in Staff Turnover
  • Improved practitioner effectiveness
  • Promotes self-care
  • Improves emotional health and wellbeing 
  • Compliance with Best Practice Guidelines
  • Opportunity to explore ethical dilemmas 
  • Improve clinical practice
  • Opportunities for skills development