Clinical Supervision


About half of my practice now is clinical supervision. For me, supervision is a first and foremost a holding and supportive relationship, which provides a context for you to explore and develop your professional practice in a safe and creative way. 

In supervision, I aim to offer you 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). I can also support you with BACP Accreditation and Senior Accreditation, and UKCP Registration.

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

  • Formative – providing a supportive and nurturing environment for you to grow into the best practitioner you can be, true to your authentic self and style;
  • Normative – guidance and assistance, or just 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 more than ten thousand clinical hours experience of working with clients and supervisees in varied settings, including NHS, industry, EAPs, domestic violence and rape crisis, low cost counselling charities, schools, hospice and private practice, as well as the practical experience of setting up and managing a local counselling centre for ten years, www.oldsurgerycounselling.co.uk, which is still thriving.

My own therapeutic approach is Transactional Analysis, but I am trained in supervision across modalities and practised for ten years or so as an Integrative counsellor before further training in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy.  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 includes a range of approaches to therapy, and see all the different approaches as having their own strengths and value.

My rate is £60 an hour (with a TA student rate of £50). I also offer 3 hour supervision to groups of three for £50 per person. Do contact me at kate.hardy5@gmail.com to discuss further.