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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 two formal clinical supervision qualifications. One of those is a CBT supervision quaflication via Teesside University. If you are a trainee CBT therapist, either a PWP or High, then your hours of supervision I provide will be legitimate. This is because I am accredited with the BABCP as CBT practitioner, along with this I am an accrediated CBT supervisor.  I also provide Mindfulness supervision, EMDR, and DBT supervision if this is something you require.

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 3 years in private practice I have provide 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 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 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. 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 good working knowledge of Borderline Personality Disorder. 
Structured Clinical Management (SCM); I provided mental 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 included High Intensity CBT trainees, qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) and qualified Counsellors undertaking the Level 5 CBT course at The Riverside College.
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 begin a new role alongside my private supervision. This is with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre- where I will be mentoring 35 mindfulness teachers in training.  
£50 per I hour session (paid cash/bank transfer- as you go).

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Gloucester House
72 Church Road
TS18 1TW

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

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Robert William Hawkes. Therapist MSc, BSc (Hons)

Robert William Hawkes. Therapist MSc, BSc (Hons)