Edinburgh Psychologist Dr Barbara Douglas

Supervision for Therapists in Edinburgh

Supervision for Professional Therapists in Edinburgh

Supervision exists to protect clients, and to enable therapists to provide the best possible therapeutic service to their clients. It does this by providing the therapist with a space, and consultative relationship, in which they can reflect and examine their client work and their own well being in relation to their practice.

Depending on the professional stage of the therapist, supervision offers a supportive, mentoring and learning environment in which a non defensive exploration of the work can be undertaken.

It facilitates reflection on the therapist's way of relating to the client through discussion of their own feelings, thoughts, behaviour and approach. Most professional bodies for counselling psychology, counselling and psychotherapy require members to be in supervision as a part of their practice. Confidentiality is maintained and, although some client details are shared within the supervision relationship, these are not traceable back to specific individual clients.

I am on the British Psychological Society's Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors and have many years experience of providing supervision to therapists, both in-training and experienced. You may be training in counselling psychology, counselling, and psychotherapy and perhaps near the outset of your journey as a therapist or may have many years experience. I would expect to take into account that the respective requirements of each will differ.(View BPS Supervisor Certification here)

Our working contexts have significant influence on our practice and I offer supervision to therapists who work either independently or within organizations. The latter may be in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors where, with the organization's agreement, we can establish a contractual funding arrangement for supervision.


Please contact me if you would like to discuss the possibility of supervision or to make an initial appointment to meet.

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