Clinical Supervision for Therapists

The private practice at Park House in Swindon offers a welcoming environment for caring professionals to review their work with clients.

Professional Supervision

Annie Law (MA, Clinical Supervision) provides individual and group supervision for:

  • Counselling students or trainees
  • Practising counsellors or therapists
  • Care workers and professionals with a formal or informal counselling role such as ‘listening services’

Aims of Supervision

To maintain or enhance the professional skills, knowledge and attitudes of supervisees, including:

  • The ability to conceptualise clinical material and apply appropriate interventions
  • Identification and management of transference and counter transference issues
  • Awareness of ethical and professional standards
  • Enhanced analytical skills, creativity, self-awareness, confidence and competence
  • Clarification of roles, responsibilities and boundary issues
  • Identification of professional strengths, weaknesses and training needs

And where appropriate:

  • Assessment of supervisees’ clinical work and engagement with the supervision process
  • Reporting to external authorities, such as training organisations or professional bodies

Approach to Supervision

The supervisory relationship is seen as a common understanding of goals and tasks within a strong bond of mutual trust and respect.

  • Sessions are facilitative, interactive and supportive, creating a safe environment for personal and professional disclosures
  • Supervisees are encouraged to express emotions and to be reflective
  • Sessions aim to provide a ‘space for thinking’, gaining of insight and creativity
  • Supervisees’ worth, values and strengths are acknowledged and validated
  • Supervisees are empowered by clear and constructive feedback
  • Regular two-way feedback is encouraged and supervisory relationship issues are openly addressed
  • Professional boundaries are adhered to
  • Supervisees are encouraged to take an active role in sessions and increasing responsibility for their professional practice and professional development
  • Sessions are structured according to supervisees’ development, presenting client issues and supervision stage
  • Sessions are tailored to supervisees’ individual situations and needs, such as theoretical orientation, work context, learning style

Supervision Contract

Before commencing supervision, a contract is discussed and negotiated with individual supervisees, supervision groups and/or external authorities, whatever is appropriate. This contract can be less or more formal, according to individual, group or organisational needs.

For further details or to arrange Supervision please contact Annie

Telephone: 01793 339482



If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, there are several ways to contact us.

  • Park House, Church Place, Swindon, SN1 5ED
  • Office: 01793 339 482
  • Mob: 07971 627478 (Annie Law)
  • Mob: 07714 393436 (Liz Copestake)