Clinical supervision is part of ethical practice (by supporting the provision of high quality therapy, and providing a safe and confidential space to discuss any challenges that arise). It is also about supporting therapists to thrive.
Over the years, I have had the privilege of providing supervision to therapists from a broad range of disciplines. I’ve supervised medics; counsellors; psychotherapists; occupational therapists; nurses; and psychologists in various stages of their CBT careers. This has included those working towards provisional or full BABCP accreditation, and experienced practitioners.
I’ve worked as a clinical supervisor on a BABCP accredited university CBT training programme; in the NHS; and in private practice.
BABCP accredited CBT supervision
Providing CBT supervision has been a regular part of my work since 2014, and I have been accredited with the BABCP as a CBT supervisor since 2017. This means that my training and experience has been deemed suitable to provide supervision for other CBT therapists who may be working on or maintaining their own BABCP accreditation.
My approach to CBT supervision
My approach to supervision is responsive to my supervisee’s (often changing) needs. I aim to promote a trusting and safe supervisory relationship. Supervision sessions tend to mirror the structure of a typical CBT session. Supervises are supported to be active participants. We also pay attention to potential countertransference and parallel processes which may be present, to informed our understanding of the therapy process.
Ongoing or ad-hoc
CBT supervision is usually on a regular (e.g., weekly or monthly) basis, however I am also sometimes able to accommodate requests for additional (ad-hoc) supervision to focus on a particular area of development.
Supervision of supervision
If you are supervising other therapists then you need supervision in place to cover this. This might be part of your regular clinical supervision, or by separate arrangement. I am experienced in providing ‘supervision of supervision’, and happy to support other therapists in their supervisory practice.
Specialist eating disorder CBT supervision
I provide supervision to therapists working with a broad range of presentations, and specialist supervision of CBT for eating disorders.