Clinical Supervision

I don’t have space for new supervisees at the moment (December 2020).

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.

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

• Psychodynamic thought

• Object Relations

• Attachment Theory

• Spiritual perspectives

• Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy

• Theories and practice related to the body and embodiment

• Trauma – practical strategies for working with and understanding trauma including embodied racialised trauma

• Radical Inclusion – the recognition that we are human beings in a social context where discrimination, privilege and prejudice impact on the lives of our clients, ourselves and within the therapeutic encounter

If you would like to discuss supervision, contact me at rjdownes@mac.com and we can arrange an initial consultation.

Supervision fees: Start at £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.

Currently supervision is taking place on line.

There is free parking on the street.