I am a psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience in private practice and teaching. I have been an active supervisor since 2005, supervising both for the Canadian Professional Counsellors Associations (CPCA — MPCC-S #2024) and from 2005 to 2011 for the Transformational Arts College of Spiritual and Holistic Training (TAC). I completed a 30-hour training in supervision with the Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT) in 2015 and am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO #1046).
Currently in Ontario many psychotherapists and counsellors are working independently. Some may have their practice in a holistic health clinic or in a chiropractor’s office; others may be working in their own clinics or share office space with colleagues; but overall most of us work in relative isolation.
This situation can lead to a variety of problems:
- Feeling insecure or too secure about our work because there is nothing to compare it to
- Feeling stuck with a client and not knowing how to move on
- Falling into unprofessional or unethical patterns due to lack of reflection and feedback
- Missing transference or counter-transference situations
- Becoming dependent on clients for feedback on our work
- Not having referral partners
Supervision and clinical consultations can help prevent many of these possible pitfalls. Working with an experienced supervisor or peer offers a forum for learning, reflection, and discussion. It offers the professional psychotherapist of any level the support needed to practice with confidence and peace of mind, being of service to his / her clients and staying grounded and centered in himself / herself. In light of this I offer the following services to my colleagues
- Individual Clinical Consultations for seasoned therapists
- Individual Supervision for interns and therapists in training
- Supervision Dyads for interns / therapists in training
- Mixed Consultation / Supervision Groups
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