Clinical Supervision: Empowering Therapists for Effective Practice
Welcome to my website, dedicated to providing comprehensive information on the importance and benefits of clinical supervision for therapists, counsellors, and mental health professionals supporting individuals in times of uncertainty and adversity.
Why Clinical Supervision Matters:
Clinical supervision is not only a fundamental aspect of professional practice and accreditation, but it is also a vital component of self-care and prevention against burnout and vicarious trauma. At our supervision practice, we prioritize empowering our supervisees by offering a supportive, non-judgmental, and safe space to enhance their skills, competence, and overall well-being.
Reflective Practice Supervision Approach:
Through our reflective practice supervision approach, I foster an environment of respect and collaboration. Drawing on over
25 years of clinical experience working with diverse clients and addressing various issues, we guide supervisees in exploring different perspectives, engaging in self-reflection, and learning from their experiences. This approach allows for personal and professional growth, ensuring the provision of high-quality client care.
Group Supervision for Enhanced Team Connection:
In our group supervision sessions, I prioritize relational dynamics and a team connection. By fostering a space for integration and the sharing of cases and ethical considerations, we encourage stronger bonds within the group. Our qualified professionals engage in confidential discussions, facilitating skill enhancement and capacity building in a Trauma-informed approach. Group supervision takes place monthly, allowing for ongoing development and learning. Group supervision can be facilitated in English or Portuguese.
Join Us for Empowering Clinical Supervision: I invite therapists, counsellors, and mental health professionals to join us in experiencing the benefits of empowering clinical supervision. Through our supportive, collaborative, and respectful approach, we strive to enhance professional practice, foster personal well-being, and provide a space for ongoing growth and learning.
Contact me today to learn more about our clinical supervision services and how I can support you in your journey towards excellence in therapeutic practice.
Individual & Group
Mentoring for New Practitioners
I also specialize in mentoring new practitioners embarking on their private practice journey. Our supportive and strength-based approach aims to boost their confidence in their counselling role. By sharing invaluable tips, resources, and insights, I can equip new practitioners with the tools they need to thrive and succeed in their private practice endeavours.
Commitment to Professional Standards:
As members of the College of Supervisors (COS) at the Member of ACA level 4, I am dedicated to upholding professional standards and ongoing development in the field of supervision. We provide supervision certificates for ACA members, helping them fulfil their compulsory supervision hours (OPD-ongoing professional Development) and advance their professional growth.
As an EMDR Therapist, I can provide EMDR sessions online, using the frontline technology - the BLS-Bilateral Stimulation app blended with part works therapy.
During EMDR therapy, the client is asked to recall distressing memories while simultaneously engaging in bilateral stimulation, which can be achieved through eye movements, taps, or auditory tones. This bilateral stimulation is believed to facilitate the processing of traumatic memories and reduce their emotional intensity. The therapist guides the client through a series of sets of bilateral stimulation, allowing the mind to reprocess the memories in a way that integrates them into the person's overall memory network.
The therapy also focuses on the present and future experiences of the client. This involves identifying any current triggers or distressing situations that are linked to the past traumatic memories. The therapist helps the client develop coping mechanisms and adaptive responses to these triggers, promoting emotional healing and resilience.
EMDR therapy follows a specific eight-phase protocol that includes history taking, preparation, assessment, desensitization, installation, body scan, closure, and re-evaluation. Each phase has its specific goals and techniques to facilitate the processing and resolution of traumatic memories and associated symptoms.
Numerous studies have supported the efficacy of EMDR therapy in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychological conditions related to trauma. It has been found to be as effective as traditional forms of therapy that may take longer to achieve similar results. EMDR therapy is also used for other conditions such as anxiety disorders, phobias, depression, and grief.
It's important to note that while EMDR therapy has shown promising results, it is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and individual experiences may vary. It's recommended to seek a qualified and trained EMDR therapist who can provide a comprehensive assessment and tailor the therapy to individual needs.