Clinical Supervision

Supervision is an essential part of good professional practice. It aims to protect both the practitioner and the client. It is integral to the training and continued professional development of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors. The British Psychological Society (BPS) requires that all clinical psychologists, at all stages of their career and in all work contexts, engage in regular supervision of a minimum of one hour a month on a one-to-one basis.

Clinical supervision was defined by Milne (2007) as “the formal provision, by approved supervisors, of a relationship-based education and training that is work-focused and which manages, supports, develops and evaluates the work of colleagues”. Supervision is therefore intended to serve three functions:

  1. To monitor and ensure clients well-being (normative function)
  2. To support the supervisee in their personal and professional well-being (restorative function)
  3. To educate and guide the supervisee’s professional practice (formative function)

Overall supervision aims to ensure the best outcomes for both the clients and the professional. This is achieved through open and honest discussions between the supervisor and supervisee, in an atmosphere of mutual trust.

Some of our associates are able to offer clinical supervision to other professionals on an individual basis via telephone, email, skype or through face-to-face meetings.

Associates offering supervision

Dr Rachel Nutt

I am interested in peer supervision with psychologists in mindfulness-based approaches, ACT, CFT. I am an experienced supervisor of psychological wellbeing practitioners and trainee clinical psychologists, with the relevant training courses for this. I also offer tutoring to masters, undergraduate and A-level students in Psychology.

Dr Rachael Neall

Within the NHS I offered ACT supervision groups, supervised Clinical Psychology trainees, band 7 psychologists as well as members of the MDT. I have attended workshops on supervision at Southampton University. I regularly attend peer supervision groups and receive specialist model-specific supervision. The main models I draw upon from my own training and experience include CBT, ACT, Schema, EMDR and DBT. The majority of my work has been working with chronic and complex mental health difficulties and I am reflective in my approach. I can offer supervision over the phone, via video conferencing, or in person at my Rownham’s clinic. I believe it is important that we design the supervision together to meet individuals’ own goals and needs.

Dr Alexandra Chrysagi

As a Counselling Psychologist in the NHS and in private practice, I have experience of offering supervision to a range of professionals including Clinical/Counselling Psychologists Trainees. I am a Registered of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor by BPS. Supervision is adapted to meet the needs of the individual, with an emphasis on integrative approach mostly draws upon CBT, DBT, Schema, ACT, EMDR and psychodynamic principles. I offer a safe and supportive environment in which individuals can flourish. I offer supervision in one to one and via Skype.

Dr Julia Heath

I have been practicing as a Supervisor within NHS settings for over 5 years, supervising Assistant Psychologists, Psychologists and CBT Therapists in training and Qualified Psychologists and CBT Therapists. I am accredited with the BABCP and so can provide specialist CBT supervision. I have a flexible and open approach to supervision and can adapt the provision depending on your needs.

Dr Matt Wardley

As a Counselling Psychologist in the NHS and in private practice, I have experience of offering supervision and reflective practice groups to a range of professionals from both physical health and mental health settings. These include psychologists (qualified, trainee and assistant) and psychotherapists as well as other professionals such as doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, nutritionists, dieticians and occupational therapists. My supervision approach is adapted to meet the needs of the individual, with an emphasis on integrating various psychological models including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), compassion focussed therapy, mindfulness, Gendlin’s focusing, existential, phenomenological, person-centred. I offer supervision on a one to one basis and via Skype.

Dr Mahdi Ghomi

I am able to provide supervision to psychologists and CBT therapists on flexible and creative use of evidence based therapies to common mental health problems. I have over 7 years of providing supervision to other qualified psychologist and psychotherapists. In supervision I draw from a number of different therapeutic modalities including CBT, ACT, CFT and imagery based interventions. However the framework is always driven by a psychological formulation. If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.