What is Clinical Supervision with Therawake?

All qualified,  accredited and trainee therapists must meet the ethical requirements of attending regular individual or group Clinical Supervision.

The Creative Clinical Supervision ethos is to:

  • enable the therapist to bring the client to the supervisory space by use of embodiment, projective techniques, narrative and non – verbal communication
  • explore the exchanges in between the client and therapist by processing the psychodynamic nuances
  • assess the therapists’ wellbeing and self – care in managing their practice
  • identify safeguarding and wellbeing issues as they arise and advise accordingly
  • refer to theoretical context as part of Continued Professional Development
  • celebrate good practice in the Supervision space from the therapists’ intervention
  • provide business guidance to those in Private Practice to ensure they are practicing as a regulated business entity

Therapists are expected to arrive prepared for Clinical Supervision with an Agenda list of areas to explore within the single or double session.

Therapists are expected to enhance and develop their practice by attending regular training events, conferences and other forms of Continued Professional Development. Therapists will be made aware of courses and events available to them in the clinical supervision space.

Training & Qualifications

  • Bsc Hons Psychology and Counselling (Roehampton)
  • MA Dramatherapy (Roehampton)
  • British Association of Dramatherapists

  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Terapia)
  • Couples Counselling Accreditation (Tavistock and Portman)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing technique) trained at EMDR Works

Louisa

The process of rebuilding involves clearing the ground, securing foundations, and then building one brick at a time…this is reflective of my Clinical Supervision with Judy. Over the last few months, Judy has facilitated an open space, and reminded me of my deep foundations as a therapist and individual. Through our sessions, she is also challenging and encouraging me to rebuild my confidence in who I am, and in my clinical practice.

Building takes time…sometimes there is clear progress, at other times another “rock” is uncovered, and at all times, patience and hope for growth is needed. I value Judy’s integrity and commitment to the process.

Dance and Movement Psychotherapist 

Sue

I have nothing but good things to say about Judy, she is the best supervisor I’ve had (I’ve had bad experiences). From the first session we had, she made me feel comfortable and heard especially when bringing up feelings of stuckness in my therapeutic work. She is very kind, understanding and non-judgemental. Judy is flexible in her approaches to any issues I bring up regarding my clients, she emphasises the importance of taking care of myself as a therapist.

I overall really appreciate and enjoy our supervision sessions, they have helped me to grow as a therapist and reflect accordingly. I can’t recommend her highly enough!

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Bristol

Andy

Judy is an amazing supervisor, she is knowledgeable, experienced and trustworthy.

 

Judy always understood the Clients I brought to supervision, with her questioning and insight the work we did together benefited my clients and practise immensely.

 

I would highly recommend Judy as a supervisor.

Person-Centred Counsellor

Timothy

 

 

 

Judy has supported my development as a practitioner through building a positive alliance, assisting me to find my voice and encouraging creative solutions.

Dramatherapist and Clinical Supervisor

Jonathan

Judy has been an essential part of my work as a school counsellor, I look forward to meeting with Judy for clinical support. Her support and clinical input have enabled me to remain grounded and ethical in my present role as school counsellor. Judy is warm, caring and understanding in the clinical space, she continues to offer me practical as well as therapeutic support and this has helped me to maintain a good sense of self-awareness in my interventions with my students.

Psychotherapist

Michael

I’m a theatre artist who explores difficult personal and social material including race. Judy worked with me in a capacity that was somewhere between counselling and supervision, helping me to contextualise my responses to my work and supporting me to navigate the workplaces I was uncomfortably involved with.

Judy was insightful, well informed, and compassionate in our work, often giving me avenues for development that I hadn’t previously explored.

I would recommend working with Judy in any capacity, but especially to support creative work.

Theatre Artist

Isabelle

Judy’s wisdom and warmth radiates through her supervision style. She freely offers suggestions for effective interventions and points to think about for further analysis and assessment.

She constantly prioritises the client’s lived experience and places it in the larger social, historical, and political context. Her knowledge, sincerity, authenticity, and intuition, greatly influenced my training and continues to do so now that I am qualified drama therapist. Thank you Judy.

Drama Therapist