Dr Maria Thompson - Desideratum Psychological & Counselling Services Ltd
I have completed eleven supervision training courses in addition to that of my clinical training, over the years. As Placement Co-ordinator at the University of Wolverhampton, I managed the supervisory assessment of the counselling psychologist trainees during their doctoral training. This involved placement visits, dealing with issues on placement as well as mid-term and end of term assessments of the supervisee’s progress and effective use of supervision.
Although I completed training for the Qualification in Counselling Psychology in 2012, I have updated my supervisory knowledge and skills in 2021 to support those candidates interested in completing the Independent Route.
In clinical practice at various settings, I have supervised counsellors, assistant psychologists, psychologists in training, qualified counselling and clinical psychologists. I have delivered individual and group supervision to Nurses, Support workers and Prison Officers. I have consulted in the care and support of staff by managers. I have completed the BPS approved training for clinical supervision in 2012 and 2021, and the updated QCoP training (new modules 1 and 2) in 2021, as well as completing advanced supervision training and assessment. I am a BPS RAPPS Registered Supervisor and Accredited Clinical Supervisor, Level 3 (Advanced).
Private or organisationally funded, Individual Clinical Supervision or Group Clinical Supervision is available to counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologist trainees, psychologists and allied professionals (for example, Nurses, Social Workers, Prison Officers, Support Workers) in relation to their professional development and clinical work.
Each clinical supervision is tailored to the personal, clinical or organisational issues raised by the practitioner(s) for consideration within relevant psychological frameworks and supervision models.
Sessions can be delivered online or "in person" at Trym Lodge, near Bristol.
Self Funding Trainees / Qualified Psychologists / Allied Professionals: £90.00 per hour or £150 for 1.5 hours.