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Understanding why people suffer, how they change, and how to help them live more satisfying and gratifying lives is a fascinating, huge, and important undertaking.

Flanagan Sommers

Clinical Supervsion

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I am pleased to offer online Clinical Supervision for new and experienced therapists. I bring over 20 years of combined experience in mental health, clinical supervision, coaching and education.

I am a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and have an extensive background in trauma and Complex trauma processing, psychodynamic therapies, mindfulness-based somatic regulation and creative therapies to address attachment repair.

If you have any questions about supervision you can contact me here. I am happy to offer a free video chat to discuss your supervision needs more and to see if I am a good fit for you.

Supportive, Strength-Based Supervision
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I offer consultation and competency-based supervision for Clinical Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists and Therapeutic Counsellors who are seeking a safe, supportive space to build confidence and expand their clinical skills.

I am a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience as a therapist and educator. I hold a Certificate in Supervision from Adler University and I have a background delivering psychodynamic, relational based therapy. I am a specialist in trauma recovery including working with complex PTSD and nervous system dysregulation disorders that therapists often struggle with.

Supervision with me can look like consultation as and when needed or a more regular monthly meeting focusing on your chosen professional goals.

Therapy

Not I, not any one else can travel that road for you,
You must travel it for yourself.

It is not far, it is within reach,
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born and did not know.


Walt Whitman

Green Forest
My supervision approach
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In my time as a therapist, I have had excellent supervision. I have also noticed when supervision methods are less effective and don't support increasing competency and help the therapist build confidence.

I aim to create a supervision environment that provides:

  • a landing place of support to share your work and help you feel listened to and supported. With a foundational principle of organicity that recognizes the growth that occurs when we are given the right conditions.

  • Encouragement to identify your unique strengths as a therapist. You will come with your own skills, training, values and life experiences that go into your own unique therapist signature.

  • A compassionate lens to look at roadblocks that are coming up for you in your work with clients.

  • Skills in understanding therapeutic impasses and enactments as a normal part of therapy that is best served by opening awareness to them.

  • Gentle encouragement to map out and enact the growth as a therapist you are wanting to see over time. 

Supervision Groups
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Supervision group for new practitioners

 

This group is for newly registered and pre-registration counsellors and those who are in the beginning stages of their career (under 5 years). 

 

This is a supportive group to help build confidence, learn from each other and get support with challenging cases. 

 

This group will also offer opportunities to explore certain topics important for building a practice. Topics will be determined by the needs of the group and may include:

 

  • Intake forms, note taking, informed consent

  • Treatment planning and assessing client needs

  • Scope of practice and working within your own comfortable competency 

  • Private practice building, ethical marketing

 

We meet once per month and here is a limit of 5 practitioners per group. Each group runs for three months at a time. In order to ensure a supportive container for the group, it is required that all members commit for the full three months (contact me if you want to be a part of the group but need to miss a date).

 

The meeting are held via Doxy Videoconferencing, a secure end-to-end encrypted platform.

 

Upcoming dates: May 30th, June 27th & July 25th

 

Time: 3pm - 4:30pm.     Cost: $100 + GST per session

Supervision group for therapists who work with complex trauma

 

This group is for therapists who work with challenging cases such as history of complex, developmental trauma and present with a high level of dysregulation and attachment wounding.

 

This is a supportive group to help build confidence working with this population, as we learn from each other and get support with engaging in relational repair.

 

This group will also offer opportunities to explore certain topics and tools important for working with this presentation. Topics will be determined by the needs of the group and may include:

 

  • Somatic tools - bringing the body in

  • Window of tolerance and tools for tracking hypoarousal and hyperarousal

  • Somatic resourcing for regulating the ANS

  • Enactments and counter-transference

  • Therapist self-care

 

We meet once per month and here is a limit of 5 practitioners per group. Each group runs for three months at a time. In order to ensure a supportive container for the group, it is required that all members commit for the full three months (contact me if you want to be a part of the group but might miss a date).

 

The meeting are held via Doxy Videoconferencing, a secure end-to-end encrypted platform.

 

Upcoming dates:

 

May 17th, June 14th & July 12th

 

10am - 11:30am

 

Cost: $100 + GST per session

Therapy

Interested in a supervision group? Contact me for a free consultation to go over any questions.

Contact me
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