Clinical Supervision

Clinical supervision is a formal relationship between practitioner (supervisee) and supervisor.

Clinical Supervision Yorkshire Psychotherapy

According to the BABCP accredited practitioners should be receiving regular CBT clinical supervision appropriate to their case-load and level of expertise.

Clinical supervision is a formal relationship between practitioner (supervisee) and supervisor. The practitioner presents their work with patients in an open and honest way. This enables the supervisor to have insight into the practitioner’s clinical work.

The purpose of clinical supervision is to enhance and safeguard the delivery of effective therapy for all patients. Indeed, clinical supervision plays a critical role in maximizing the effectiveness of the practitioner, ensuring the practitioner is competent and demonstrating evidenced-based practice, which optimizes clinical outcomes for individual patients. Clinical supervision is also an opportunity for practitioners to practice and develop their therapeutic skills.

Our counsellors:

Clinical Supervision Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Abigail Bradbury
I have had the privilege of working in CBT as a therapist, supervisor, and trainer for a number of years.

I was previously based in NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services in North Yorkshire and Leeds. My clinical work is now based at Yorkshire Psychotherapy and I continue to work for the University of Sheffield.

I worked within NHS mental health services for 14 years. I completed my training in CBT in 2011 and I have extensive experience of helping people work with their emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD and OCD. I am a qualified supervisor and have provided CBT supervision to individual therapists and groups, from trainees to more experienced therapists. I am also a teacher, tutor, and clinical supervisor on the IAPT Postgraduate Diploma in High Intensity Psychological Interventions at the University of Sheffield and I am a trained assessor of Knowledge, Skills & Attitudes (KSA) portfolios.

I recognise just how important clinical supervision is. I believe it is essential to provide a safe and supportive learning environment and establish a trusting supervisory relationship so that people can work towards their learning and development goals to improve the quality of their practice. I try to adopt a compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach with all supervisees. I also encourage the use of active supervision methods such as role play, modelling, and providing feedback on audio/video recordings.

I offer individual or group clinical supervision, either at the Yorkshire Psychotherapy clinic or via video conferencing.

I receive regular clinical supervision and ensure I am up to date with the latest developments in CBT. I am committed to Continued Professional Development and I am an accredited member of the BABCP. Recently, I delivered a workshop at the 2019 BABCP national conference. The title of the workshop was ‘Maximising your effectiveness as a CBT Therapist’.

  • Degree in BSc (Honours) Psychology, awarded a 2:1
    2005: University of Sheffield
  • Postgraduate Diploma in High Intensity Psychological Interventions
    2011: University of York
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Mental Health Practice:
    2006: University of York
  • IAPT Supervisor Training:
    2012: University of Sheffield
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice:
    2011: University of York
  • Active Supervision Methods: A practical and conceptual guide to CBT supervision:
    2014: (By Mark Latham)
Clinical Supervision Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Adele Smith
I am an experienced accredited Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist with many years experience of treating children and young people and their families.

I specialise in helping children with symptoms of anxiety and depression, PTSD.

  • Registered General Nurse
    1985: Barnsley
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Dimensions of Health
    1997: Sheffield Hallam University
  • EMDR. Part 1,2,3.
    2014: EMDR Extra
  • Registered Mental Nurse:
    1988: Barnsley
  • Post Graduate Diploma in CBT:
    2011: Derby University
  • Acceptance and Mindfulness based approaches to psychotherapy:
    2016: Sheffield Hallam
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing:
    1990: Nottingham
  • Master of Science in Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy:
    2013: Derby University
  • EMDR (child accredited training) level 1:
    2018: EMDR Academy
Clinical Supervision Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Heather Howard-Thompson
I am the founder and Director of Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd, which was established in January 105. I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner.

I have worked in a number of roles for the NHS, over the past twenty years as both a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Manager and Psychotherapist.  I provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement and Desensitisation (EMDR) for a range of common mental health problems, including anxiety, depression and trauma, as well as specialising in work related stress, bullying and harassment and mediation. I have a particular interest in working with emotional regulation using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills. 

I also offer Clinical Supervision, Business Coaching for Private Therapists and run a busy Facebook group ‘CBT in Private Practice’ with my colleague in Manchester, Sarah D Rees.

I undertake regular Clinical Supervision with an accredited supervisor, am DBS checked and have Public Liability Insurance.

  • Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
    1997: The University of Sheffield
  • Bachelor of Medical Science in Enduring Mental Health Practice
    2003: The University of Sheffield
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an experiential introduction (2 day workshop)
    2011: Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Level 1 EMDR Europe Child Accredited Training
    February, 2018: EMDR Academy
  • Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation
    2008: ACAS
  • Short Term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: 80 credits at Level 6
    2009: The University of York
  • Managing Chronic Pain: A practical skills workshop on using CBT for persistent pain
    2015: BABCP Regional Workshop
  • DBT essentials
    October, 2018: APT
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Training – theory and practice (parts one, two, three and four)
    2013: EDMR Extra
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
    2015: Sheffield Hallam University
  • CBASP: Innovative Treatment for Persistent Depression
    2016: BABCP Regional Workshop
  • The Flash Technique (EMDR)
    2019: UK & Ireland EMDR Association approved

Supervision: £80-100 per session

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