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Supervision is an essential component in the practice of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. Online supervision helps to develop important skills, practitioner reflection and learning in order to maintain high standards of client care. In fact, from December 2014, the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) requires that all CBT practitioners receive a minimum of 90 minutes of clinical supervision a month. This could be done in one session of 90 minutes or two sessions of 45 minutes.

At Anapsys Counselling Services, John Dunlop, who is a Psychologist but also a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, offers Online supervision to Accredited and non-Accredited CBT Therapists, from novice to experienced levels. Such mental health professionals may have different core professions such as Psychiatry, Mental Health Nursing, Counselling, Psychology, etc.

John's primary aim is to provide a safe environment for therapists to discuss their concerns, casework or other professional issues in a structured way and to work within the ethical guidelines set down by the BABCP.

John is an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with more than 10 years experience in offering CBT. You can read more about his qualifications and specialisations by clicking here. He has received extensive training in Supervision and has supervised dozens of CBT trainees from Post-Graduate/Masters courses as well as experienced CBT psychotherapists.

The CBT models he works with are: Beck's Cognitive Therapy, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, and Metacognitive Therapy. John is also a fully qualified EMDR practitioner.

In his supervision sessions, John recommends CBT therapists to use an audio/video recordings of their sessions with clients. It is also advisable to record the online supervision session in order to be able to take proper notes about the detailed and constructive feedback that John always provides to assist therapists in their professional development. This type of supervision, which the BABCP terms 'live supervision', is a requirement for those seeking accreditation with the BABCP. John makes use of the Cognitive Therapy Scale (CTS-R), which is a 12 item scale with each item reflecting one important competence in CBT ranging from agenda setting, eliciting key cognitions, and homework setting to more complex CBT competencies. The use of the CTS-R in supervision is also a requirement for accreditation purposes for the BABCP if you are undergoing CBT training.

John offers online clinical supervision on a one to one basis. Many of John's supervisees live in different areas. Some of them live outside the UK. In these cases, when travel or distance is a problem, online supervision is then offered by the means of video conferencing i.e. Skype. For those who do not have Internet access, supervision is provided on the phone as long as a recording and any relevant printed material is sent by mail/email to John prior to the supervision session.

John charges £55 for a 45-minute online supervision session and £80 for a 90-minute one.

If you would like to discuss your supervisory needs please contact John by email or by phone on 02890586361.

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