Leanne Chapman Psychology provides professional supervision and mentoring for psychologists, social workers, counsellors, coaches, and any other professionals working with clients requiring counselling support.
What is it?
Professional supervision is an important practice component for anyone who works with vulnerable people. It provides an opportunity to receive feedback on your work practices, helping to:
- clarify issues presented by their clients
- make decisions about treatment approaches
- enhance client outcomes
- reduce risk of burnout
- expand professional skills and knowledge
- increase confidence and job satisfaction.
Regular supervision is often an essential requirement of many professional associations and would be of benefit for:
- health professionals working in private practice, government organisations, and NGOs
- counsellors and coaches starting in the profession who are seeking guidance both with direct client work and other aspects such as self-care and professional practice
- workers in other professions where counselling may be an informal part of their work, such as hairdressers, alternative health professionals, and fitness instructors
- those in professions where grief is commonly encountered, for example medical and veterinarian staff, those employed in funeral homes and pet crematoriums.
What I offer
I have 20 years experience as a registered psychologist in the mental health field. I have extensive training in Initiatic Art Therapy (including somatic psychotherapy principles) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I am also a certified life coach.
I have a special interest in working with complex trauma and grief, and supporting recovery from adverse childhood experiences. I worked in the eating disorders field for a number of years and have also supported people run psychoeducational groups for people with depression and anxiety, and carers of people with eating disorders and early psychosis.
For many years I trained and mentored counsellors, life coaches and case managers in tertiary settings, such as Griffith University and the Australian College of Applied Psychology. In these roles I provided education, assessment, support and guidance to students training to work with clients in these areas.
I regularly meet with my own clinical supervisor and a business mentor, along with undertaking regular professional development. As such I am up-to-date with both therapeutic processes and practice methods.
I currently work in an established practice with other professionals, treating clients experiencing psychological issues and life transitions.
How does it work?
Supervision / mentoring is offered face to face in Southport, Queensland, or via phone or Skype (or similar program). Typically sessions take place once a month for one hour but this can be adjusted according to your needs. Cost is AU$120 per hour and is usually tax deductible as a work-related expense.