Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision Service

I offer in-person clinical supervision sessions and online clinical supervision sessions. My in-person clinical supervision sessions are based in Burnaby and my online clinical supervision sessions are held on Jane. 

Clinical supervision session – $150 for 50 minutes

What Is Clinical Supervision?

Clinical supervision allows me and the supervisee to discuss therapeutic work, clients, and complex cases. I support supervisees in developing and growing as counsellors.  Furthermore, clinical supervision may involve me educating the supervisee, sharing knowledge, and supporting the supervisee to enhance their counselling skills. I work collaboratively with the supervisee, and together, we reflect on clinical work and work towards achieving the supervisee’s goals. Finally, l support the supervisee with ethical dilemmas and provide feedback and guidance during clinical supervision. Some supervisees seek monthly supervision; however, new graduates may want to book biweekly sessions.

What Are The Different Supervision Theories?

A supervision theory or model may guide clinical supervision; some examples include,

– Classic psychotherapy theories which include,

– Family therapy theories which include,

-Narrative and solution-focused supervision stem from Michael White and David Epstein’s work and ideas.

-A feminist approach to supervision based on feminist theory focuses on the use of power, oppression experienced by women, and privilege experienced by others. 

What Are The Different Supervision Models?

The discrimination model – developed by Janine M. Benard in the 1970s

The cyclical model which includes five stages (Page & Wosket, 2014)

The seven-eyed model of supervision (Hawkins and Shohet, 2000)

Clinical Supervision

What is a clinical supervisor responsible for?

As your clinical supervisor, I have several responsibilities, including adhering to the professional standards of BCACC and being held accountable in both the counselling field and the community. I ensure you can support your clients without feeling burnt out. If you share feeling burnt out or stressed, we discuss this and determine the best path forward for your well-being and that of your clients. I am also responsible for ensuring you apply the counselling knowledge you gained as a student. For example, building strong alliances with clients, being attuned, and identifying blind spots and areas of growth. 

I also ensure your professional development and growth as a counsellor. For instance, I focus on self-awareness and reflection. I also focus on transference and countertransference issues. Harry Aponte’s work on “Person-of-the-therapist” (POTT) enables you to identify any personal struggles and understand how they may be present within you in a counselling session. Furthermore, I am responsible for your professional development, ensuring you meet professional expectations and standards. Finally, my role includes ethical accountability and supporting you to achieve this. This may include ensuring you have the necessary paperwork, such as informed consent forms.

Why is clinical supervision important for counsellors?

Clinical supervision enables a counsellor to gain insight and an additional perspective from an experienced and knowledgeable supervisor. A counsellor can share where they are feeling stuck with a client, and their clinical supervisor can provide suggestions on moving forward. Practicum counselling students can discuss ethical dilemmas, reflect on their practice, and discuss complex cases.  Clinical supervision is also one of the requirements for practicum counselling students and counsellors who would like to be registered with a professional counselling association such as BCACC. Moreover, clinical supervision enables counsellors to grow professionally and personally in a safe, confidential space.


Hawkins, P. and Shohet, R. (2000). Supervision in the helping Profession. Third Edition. Open University Press.

Page, S. and Wosket, V. (2014). Supervising the Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Third Edition. Routledge.

Call 604-997-4757 and speak to me to learn more or schedule an appointment.

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