Clinical Supervision

Although there are many different models of supervision, after more than a decade as a supervisor I believe my own practice probably best reflects one of the first I learned.

  • Formative – providing a supportive and nurturing environment for psychotherapists, counsellors and other helping professionals to grow into the best they can be, true to their authentic self and style;
  • Normative – depending on experience, guidance and assistance, or a sounding board, through those tricky ethical situations and dilemmas;
  • Restorative – this work is demanding. Supervsion is a place to refresh, replenish and ‘get back to you’.

I am a PTSTA (P), which means a supervisior and trainer in TA psychotherapy. My supervision meets the training requirements of EATA and the ITAA, as well as UKCP and BACP. I hold a Diploma in Clinical Supervsion from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, and I offer supervision to psychotherapists, psychotherapeutic counsellors, and other professionals. 

My supervision practice draws on twenty years and thousands of clinical hours experience of working with clients and supervisees in varied settings, including NHS, industry, EAPs, domestic violence and rape crisis, schools, hospice and private practice, as well as the practical experience of setting up and managing a local counselling centre. 

My own psychotherapeutic approach is Transactional Analysis, but I am trained in supervision across modalities and practised for the first ten years or so as an Integrative counsellor.  I have experience of supervising Independent Domestic Violence Advisers (IDVAs) as well as counsellors and psychotherapists. I was a tutor for more than a decade on the Open University/ CPCAB Foundation Degree in Counselling which covers a range of modalities, and see all modalities as having their own strengths and value.

For me, Supervision is a first and foremost a holding and supportive relationship, which provides a context for you to explore and develop your own professional practice and therapeutic relationships in a safe, supportive and creative way. In supervision, aim to provide you with the right learning environment for the stage you are at, as well as help in resolving difficult client issues and support with personal issues impacting on your practice (we all face those).

My rate is £60 an hour (with a TA student rate of £50). I can also offer 3 hour supervision to groups of three for £50 per person. Do contact me at to discuss further.