Clinical Supervision

About Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Professionals

Mental health professionals are tasked with providing care to individuals who are experiencing a wide range of challenges. Given the potentially sensitive and confidential nature of the work, it is imperative that mental health professionals receive adequate clinical supervision in order to provide the best possible care to their clients and support for themselves through the work.

What is Clinical Supervision?

Clinical supervision is defined as “a process in which an experienced clinician (the supervisor) assists another clinician (the supervisee) in generating, implementing, and reflecting on ethical and clinically sound decisions regarding individual client cases” (APA, 2017, p. 10).

In other words, clinical supervision provides a space for licensed mental health professionals to consult with other experienced individuals in order to ensure that they are providing the highest quality of care possible and feel supported in the work.

Why is Clinical Supervision Important?

There are a number of reasons why clinical supervision is so important for mental health professionals. First and foremost, supervision provides an opportunity for clinicians to reflect on their own practice in order to identify areas of strength and areas in need of improvement.

Additionally, supervisors can offer guidance and support regarding difficult client cases. Supervisors can also serve as a sounding board for new ideas related to treatment plan development and implementation.

Clinical supervision can help reduce vicarious traumatisation and burnout, both of which are particularly common among mental health professionals.

Finally, it can also be a space to discuss with colleagues and gain new ideas and learn different approaches to practice whilst feeling supported.

If you are struggling with an anxiety disorder, it is important to seek professional help. There are many resources available to help you get the treatment you need.

Meet our Clinical Supervisors…

If you’re looking for ways to improve your practice and enhance your career as a mental health professional, consider participating in clinical supervision. Clinical supervision can provide you with the support, guidance, and feedback you need to excel in your field.

If you are a mental health professional who is in need of clinical supervision, one of our team may be able to help.

Catherine Barnes

Catherine Barnes

Principal Psychologist and Director

Fabio Valenti

Fabio Valenti

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

Types of Clinical Supervision

There are two main types of clinical supervision: individual and group.

In individual supervision, the supervisor meets with the supervisee one-on-one. This type of supervision is more focused and intimate, which can be beneficial if the supervisee needs help with a specific issue or wants to receive personalized feedback.

Group supervision, on the other hand, involves the supervisor meeting with a group of supervisees. This type of supervision can be beneficial because it allows the supervisees to learn from each other and feel supported among peers as well as receiveing guidance from the supervisor.

The Benefits of Clinical Supervision

There are many benefits to participating in clinical supervision, including:

• Improved client care

One of the most important benefits of clinical supervision is that it can improve your client care practices. By receiving regular feedback from a supervisor, you can learn how to better assess and treat your clients.

• Enhanced clinical skills

In addition to improving your client care practices, clinical supervision can also help you enhance your clinical skills. As you receive feedback and guidance from your supervisor, you’ll learn new techniques and ways of thinking about assessment and treatment

• Reduced stress

Working with clients can be stressful, and participating in clinical supervision can help reduce that stress. Having someone to talk to about your cases can help you feel more supported and less alone in your work

• Improved job satisfaction

When you feel supported in your work and have the opportunity to enhance your skills, you’re likely to feel more satisfied with your job overall.

Pricing & Policies

Please note that all sessions are charged in advance and there is a 48 hour
cancellation policy otherwise the full session fee will be charged.