Dr Chris James

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Consultant Clinical Psychologist, DClinPsych CPsychol
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Cardiff CF24 & London SW7
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Supervision details

I'm passionate about the importance of good quality supervision and I've developed a specialism in clinical supervision, gaining a postgraduate qualification in CBT Supervision from King's College London and attended numerous supervision training programmes and workshops. 

I'm proud to be one of only a few BABCP Accredited Supervisors in Wales.  I have much experience of supervising a range of professionals, including medics, psychologists, CBT therapists, trainee therapists, nurses and OTs.

I can provide supervision to practitioners working with adults and adolescents working across a range of settings (e.g. Primary and Secondary Mental Health services, private practice) and also provide supervision of other practitioners' supervisory practice. 

Group supervision and consultation sessions are also available - contact me to discuss. 

I adapt my supervisory style to the needs of the supervisee, e.g. a more CBT-focused approach, or providing a more integrative style of supervision that draws from other therapeutic models including psychodynamic, compassion-focused and humanist approaches. This is discussed when setting up supervision at the start. 

I believe in the importance of developing a good quality supervisory relationship and I use a range of methods to help track if the supervision is focused and meeting the needs of my supervises. I regularly receive supervision for my own clinical and supervisory practice. 

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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2 Fitzalan Road, Cardiff, Caerdydd, CF24

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I run a virtual clinic and offer appointments by video call (FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp video) or by phone.

Online platforms

Google Meet

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Qualified and highly experienced clinical supervisor with BABCP accreditation in CBT supervision and member of BPS registered approved supervisors.

Dr Chris James
Dr Chris James