Mindfulness Clinic | Supervision

Supervision is essential for counsellors and psychotherapists:

  • to protect clients, and
  • to improve therapist competency by providing value and quality to their clients by getting better results.

Supervision ranks highly among activities therapists cite as influential in their professional development. In a study of 5,000 clinicians conducted over 15 years, supervision was perceived to be the second in impact to actual clinical work (Orlinsky & Rønnestad, 2005).

More engaging supervision

Specialising in coaching/consultations and supervision for psychotherapists and mental health professionals, my approach integrates feedback, deliberate practice, research, and a commitment to clinical excellence.

Creating a dynamic supervision environment that emphasises skills development and creativity, the primary focus is on fostering a strong working alliance, encouraging feedback, and measuring progress in therapy. I am passionate about supporting therapists to become engaged, empowered and confident in their professional lives so they can continue to grow and love their work. By aiding therapists in establishing baseline competency, I guide them in setting goals to enhance therapeutic performance and effectiveness. This involves honing specific skills through deliberate practice, ultimately leading to improved results in counselling and therapy.

Prioritising experiential learning over didactic methods or case discussions, this approach establishes a nurturing environment for supervisees. Within this framework, therapists are encouraged to embrace their experiences and fully engage with their client work, personal processes, biases, and transferences, facilitating the growth of reflective practice skills that align with becoming research-informed practitioners.

Central to this methodology is the incorporation of feedback, which includes client tracking and monitoring within the supervisory relationship. Lambert and Hawkins (2001) astutely pointed out, “It is surprising and even ironic that supervision is frequently conducted in the absence of systematic monitoring of patient progress.

Supervisee Preferences

Tailoring my supervision style to the specific needs and preferences of each practitioner, I incorporate various supervisory approaches such as CBT, psychodynamic, process-oriented, developmental, and integrative models.

My particular focus lies in handling complex presentations and promoting therapist self-care. This encompasses aspects like relational dynamics, empathy, addressing compassion fatigue, preventing burnout, and mitigating the effects of vicarious trauma.

Supervision services

I conduct clinical supervision for both pre-accredited and qualified therapists (IAHIP, ICP, IACP) as well as mindfulness teachers working with adults, adolescents, and children. Services are offered in face-to-face, group, and online formats, with a fee of €70 per one-hour consultation. Additionally, I provide master series workshops covering topics such as effective supervision practices and the development of live and experiential supervision.