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Clinical Supervision – Children and Adolescents

At Alliance, we’re proud to be the leading independent provider of local mental health and emotional well-being services for children and young people. With a dedicated team of over 40 qualified psychological therapists and trainees, we’re committed to delivering quality-focused, evidence-based therapies and support over 3,500 children, young people, and families annually.

Our services are commissioned through various funding streams, including Local Authorities, schools, and the Tees Valley ICB, and we take the lead on the Hartlepool and Stockton National Trailblazer for Mental Health Support Teams. This includes a local ‘Getting Help’ Offer and Tees Therapeutic Offer, which specifically assist children, young people, and their families dealing with attachment and trauma-related difficulties.

Supervision is a safe relational space for therapists to be reflective, creative and develop their clinical practice, to consider how we can help children and young people feel safe to reconnect with themselves, recover and increase their resilience through the therapeutic relationship.

To ensure ethical practice, reflective supervision offers the opportunity to explore client and therapist process, including transference and countertransference. As well as discussions around safeguarding, confidentiality, and clinical guidance, to ensure client safety and best practice.  

Alliance Psychology supervisors have the skills and knowledge to enable therapists to develop existing skills as well as enable growth, increasing understanding and offer support for therapists. All staff are qualified or working towards a supervision qualification, as well as qualified as a minimum to Diploma in Psychotherapy/Counselling or Counselling Psychology or recognised training/qualification in a major psychological therapy approach and have or who are actively working towards Accreditation with BACP, BABCP, UKCP, BPS or other recognised professional organisation and maintain a managed portfolio of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).  

We understand that therapists can experience stress, challenges and ethical dilemma’s, making supportive clinical supervision a vital part of practice and development.  

All clinical aspects can be explored and developed, including; 

  • Exploring regulation to help children and young people to engage i.e. polyvagal theory.
  • Attachment and relational work.  
  • Window of Tolerance and understanding neuroscience of the brain and how trauma and stress impact upon clients.
  • Understanding and working with trauma. 
  • Grief and loss Model. 
  • Understanding the impact of shame on relationships, the individual and the process. 
  • Theories within counselling ie Gestalt, Transactional analysis, unconditional positive regard, child development etc. 
  • Exploring vicarious trauma and self care. 
  • Exploring other services who may be able to offer support. 
  • All Alliance Psychology supervisors are BACP/UKCP registered. 
  • Supervision can be offered one to one or group session.
  • To consider how the After Care Plan of a client is implemented with families, schools and other professionals involved to enable sustainable changes. 

For further information on all aspects of our supervision offer, please email us at enquiriesCYPF@alliancepsychology.com, or complete the form below.

Clinical Supervision

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