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CLINICAL SUPERVISION FOR COUNSELLORS

Who you want to be as a counsellor and how you want to show up in your counselling practice needs to be at the core of you supervision sessions.  Professional supervision is essential to your growth as a counsellor and it is important you work with some that you are able to develop a positive working relationship.

As an ACA accredited supervisor, I offer individual, group and urgent supervision and have a special interest in the areas of childhood trauma, family and domestic violence, trauma, anxiety and depression and risk management.

My approach to supervision

In both individual and group sessions, I incorporate The Rise Up model of clinical supervision which is a comprehensive and empowering approach that fosters professional growth and development for mental health practitioners. I am delighted to share insights into this model, which aims to elevate the quality of supervision and promote the well-being of both supervisees and their clients.

Rise Up stands for Reflect, Inquire, Support, Empower, Unite, and Progress, representing the key components of this model.

  1. Reflect: The model begins with creating a space for reflection, where supervisees are encouraged to explore their clinical work, challenges, and personal reactions. Reflective practice enables deeper insight, self-awareness, and understanding of one’s strengths and areas for growth.
  2. Inquire: In this phase, the supervisor engages in thoughtful questioning and encourages the supervisee to delve into their clinical decisions, theoretical frameworks, and interventions. The goal is to foster critical thinking and encourage the supervisee to consider alternative perspectives.
  3. Support: The support phase recognizes the importance of emotional well-being and self-care for supervisees. The supervisor provides a supportive and nurturing environment, acknowledging the emotional impact of clinical work and offering guidance on managing stress and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
  4. Empower: This phase focuses on empowering the supervisee by enhancing their confidence, competence, and autonomy as practitioners. The supervisor encourages the development of independent thinking, decision-making, and clinical judgment. Supervisees are empowered to take ownership of their professional growth and set meaningful goals.
  5. Unite: The Unite phase emphasizes collaboration and fostering a sense of community among supervisees. Peer support and shared learning experiences are encouraged, promoting a supportive network and fostering a sense of belonging within the professional community.
  6. Progress: The Progress phase centres around continuous learning and professional advancement. Supervisees are encouraged to identify areas for further development, engage in ongoing professional education, and integrate feedback and self-reflection into their practice. The supervisor provides guidance on career planning and supports supervisees in reaching their professional goals.

The Rise Up model of clinical supervision recognizes the importance of a collaborative and empowering supervisory relationship. It embraces the unique needs, strengths, and aspirations of each supervisee, promoting personal and professional growth. By fostering reflection, inquiry, support, empowerment, unity, and progress, this model strives to cultivate competent and resilient mental health practitioners who can provide the highest quality care to their clients.


Fees for Clinical supervision

Individual (1 hour) – $165

Group (2 hours) – $100 per supervisee