Dr Maria Thompson

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HCPC Reg.| BPS, QCoP & RAPPS Reg.| EMDR Accredit.| DBT Cert.
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Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS32 4TD
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Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I am a BPS RAPPS Registered Supervisor and a QCoP Approved Co-ordinating Supervisor. I have completed eleven supervision training courses in addition to that of my clinical training, over the years. (see: https://desideratumpsychologicalandcounsellingservices.com/supervision.html for further details). 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 remained up-to-date by completing the BPS approved training for clinical supervision in 2021 as well as successfully completing the updated QCoP training (new modules 1 and 2) in 2021 to support candidates interested in completing the BPS QCoP Independent Route.  I also went onto complete assessed Advanced Clinical Supervision training in the same year to Level 3.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 and provide external supervisor to Counselling Psychologists in Training at local universities.Available servicesPrivate or organisationally funded, Individual clinical Supervision or group clinical supervision is available to counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologist trainees, qualified 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.   BPS Qualification in Counselling Psychology (QCoP): Co-ordinator Supervision1.5 hours per month for the duration of Professional Training - QCoP Approved Co-ordinating Supervisor To help Candidates decide if I may be a good fit for you as a Co-ordinating Supervisor for the Qualification in Counselling Psychology, I have collected some key information together which aims to be helpful in your deliberations - available on request.  It is a significant commitment over a number of years, so it is important to choose someone you feel you can work well with and trust to offer the professional guidance and support you need throughout the process of professional training.   Sessions can be delivered online, telephone or "in person" at Trym Lodge, near Bristol.   Qualified Psychologists / Psychologists in Training / Allied Professionals ​Clinical Supervision:In Person at Trym Lodge: £110.00 per hourOnline/Telephone: £100.00 per hourOnline/Telephone: £150.00 - 1.5 hours / 90 minutes In Person at Trym Lodge: £170.00 - 1.5 hours / 90 minutes QCoP Co-ordinator Supervision 1.5 hour (monthly minimum):Flexible payments to suit your circumstances. Select for what you foresee is necessary each month, at the time of booking your required monthly supervision.  QCoP Supervision 1.5 hours & Admin/Tasks: In Person at Trym Lodge: £200.00 QCoP Supervision 1.5 hours & Admin/Tasks: Online: £180.00 Alternative Option:QCoP Supervision 1.5 hours only: In Person at Trym Lodge £170.00QCoP Supervision 1.5 hours only: Online/Telephone £150.00QCoP Supervision Admin/Tasks: (if unpaid and becomes necessary in the month) £50.00Additional Supervision:Additional Supervision 1 hour: In Person at Trym Lodge £110.00Additional Supervision 1 hour: Online/Telephone £100.00  Register with the practice and book on the online diary at: https://mariathompson.clinicoffice.online/

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Desideratum Psychological & Counselling Services Ltd, Suite 42b, Aztec Centre, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS32 4TD

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Please note that my Office at The Aztec Centre, Aztec West is on the 1st floor and is accessible by stairs or a lift.

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Type of session

In person

External Supervision for psychologists, counselling psychology trainees, QCoP candidates, counsellors & allied professionals in various settings.