Clinical Supervision

Supervision provides the opportunity for another perspective on your clinical practice, a joint thinking space where we can consider your work. For me, the clinical supervisory space is an opportunity for you to reflect on your work with a colleague where some key elements are tended to: serving the needs of the client, ethical practice and tending to the development of the practitioner.

In 1997 I received a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and Consultancy from the Whittington School of Psychotherapy & Counselling.

I have been providing clinical supervision since then to a variety of counsellors and psychotherapists. I also provide non-line managerial consultancy to managers and practitioners within the helping professions.

My approach to supervision is integrative, in that I draw from a range of models and ideas from both Psychodynamic and Humanistic traditions

• Psychodynamic thought

• Object Relations

• Attachment Theory

•Transpersonal perspectives

• Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy

• Theories and practice related to the body and embodiment

• Trauma – practical strategies for working with and understanding trauma

• Diversity – the recognition that we are human beings in a social context where discrimination and prejudice impact on the lives of our clients and in the consulting room.

If you would like to talk about supervision, contact me on 020 8249 3420 or via email

me at rjdownes@mac.com and we can arrange an initial consultation.

Supervision fees: £60 per hour.

Venue: I work out of Sydenham, South East London. You can reach me via Penge East station which is 5 minutes walk away (Trains from Victoria via Brixton and Herne Hill take 16 minutes) or Sydenham Station which is 8 minutes walk away. Trains run from both London Bridge and Victoria to Sydenham. There are also direct trains to and from Islington via Hackney, Hoxton, Shoreditch and New Cross.

There is free parking on the street.