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Supervision statement 

If you are looking for an experienced, motivated and supportive supervisor, then look no further. I have a wide range of supervision skills and I have three formal supervision qualifications. Two of those are from Teesside University, one being a CBT clinical supervision qualification. The other an occupational therapy supervision practice certificate. Added to this, I am formally qualified to provide mindfulness-based supervision- trained with the Mindfulness Association. 

I am accredited with the BABCP as CBT practitioner, along with this I am an accredited CBT supervisor.  I also provide mindfulness supervision, EMDR, and DBT supervision. I have a vast wealth of experience regarding clinical and management supervision. I am known for my warmth and kindness as a supervisor, ensuring my supervisees are at the heart of everything I do. During the past 4 years in private practice, I have provided a vast amount of clinical supervision to those in active training.  

Supervision Experience  
-Ward Experience

HCA- During my time working as a health care assistant on a mental health unit I had a lead role in providing a monthly supervision group for other HCAs. (1994-2003).
OT- When I qualified as an OT in 2003, I supervised (and managed) five staff as Team Lead. I have a formal academic qualification for the supervision of student OTs, gained at Teesside University. During my time in this role, I had 20 OT students come through the service. 

Community Experience 

CBT Supervision- I have a formal clinical supervision qualification specific to the delivery of this psychotherapy. I hold full accreditation with the BABCP. I have a wide range of experience in this modality, from primary care, secondary care, through to acute in-patients and crisis services. I have supervised CYPWPs, PWPs HCAs, medical staff, GPs, STR workers, Social Workers, Social Workers Assistants, psychologists, RMNs, and of course other CBT therapists. 
DBT Supervision- I led and ran a DBT Consult supervision group for 4 years whilst working within secondary mental health care- 2.5 hours per week. I have a very good working knowledge of Borderline Personality Disorder. 
Structured Clinical Management (SCM); I provided mental health staff with a systematic approach to working with people with borderline personality disorder. This is based on a supportive approach with case management and advocacy support. There is an emphasis on problem-solving, effective crisis planning, medication review and assertive follow-up, if appointments are missed. I took sole responsibility for the running of this group, one hour weekly for 3 years whilst working for Sedgefield Affective Disorders Team.

Private Practice Experience   

Since commencing within private practice, I have provided clinical supervision for Alliance Psychological Service. This was for 35 staff members which included High Intensity CBT trainees, qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) and qualified Counsellors undertaking the Level 5 CBT course at The Riverside College in Stockton. 
Teesside University PgDip CBT Team have also sought supervision for a group of their High Intensity CBT Trainees undertaking the adult pathway. I have also provided Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind with supervision for trainees undertaking the Children and Young Peoples (CYP IAPT) pathway in conjunction with the University of Newcastle. I have provided group (and individual) supervision to trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who have attended the Teesside and Newcastle training courses. This was for those placed within Hartlepool Mind and Stockton Starfish. 

I have provided clinical supervision for IMPACT on Teesside, a local psychological therapy services (IAPT). This is for those within training and experienced qualified CBT therapy staff. I am familiar with both Teesside’s and Newcastle’s training pathways, for both high and low CBT. As I work with all age ranges my supervision style and experience is reflective of this. I am currently delivering group supervision to a CYP trainees, CBT adult trainees and qualified CBT therapists. Excitingly, I also began a new role alongside my private supervision in September 2020. This is with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre- where mentor 35 mindfulness teachers in training.  
Supervision Training 

In 2006 I formally trained with Teesside University to deliver supervision for Occupational Therapists in training. 

In 2015 I trained to become a Clinical CBT Supervisor for the practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - (A certificate in professional development). 

In 2016 I trained to deliver DBT supervision in the form of a DBT consult. 

In July 2021 I became a qualified Mindfulness-based Supervisor with the Mindfulness Association. 

In July 2021 I also became a qualified Mindfulness-based Supervisor with The Mindfulness Network. 

Pricing £60 per hour 

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Gloucester House
72 Church Road
TS18 1TW

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

My room is on the third floor and the building does not have a lift unfortunately.

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Online supervision
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Robert William Hawkes. Therapist MSc, BSc (Hons)

Robert William Hawkes. Therapist MSc, BSc (Hons)