Meet our supervision team


 

Amir Oren

Amir Oren is a Chartered Psychologist with over 10 years of experience in private practice and in the public sector (in hospitals and alongside general practitioners). He is trained in a number of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Therapy, but has a special interest in mindfulness based / third wave cognitive behavioural approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

Amir works with adolescents and adults. He provides ACT oriented supervision for working with clients with depression and low mood; anxiety disorders (including, generalized anxiety, OCD, health related anxiety, social anxiety and panic attacks); work related stress; trauma; grief; adjustment to chronic health conditions and other life changes; and Body-focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs), such as skin picking, Trichotillomania and nail biting.

Amir is experienced in providing supervision in different settings, including private practice, public and private healthcare. He aimsto allow a safe, non judgemental space to reflect on and discuss cases, and allow supervisees to develop their ACT skills.

Availability

Monday – Thursday 9am-5pm

Friday 9am – 2pm



 

Elisabeth Baker

Dr Elisabeth Baker has worked in a diverse clinical health psychology setting for over a decade. She has extensive experience working with clients adjusting to physical health conditions, as well as providing specialist assessments for individuals making decisions about undergoing surgery. In her private practice she works with adults experiencing a range of issues including: anxiety, low-mood, anger, self-esteem issues, work stress and life transitions. She specialises in appearance anxiety and associated difficulties: social anxiety, preoccupation with body image, intimacy, relationships, adjustment to a change in appearance.

She is an experienced ACT practitioner and has provided group supervision to a range of clinicians including Clinical Nurse Specialist’s in Oncology, Physiotherapists in Pain Management Services, and Clinical Psychologists working in a variety of settings. She has lectured regularly on undergraduate and doctoral programs and she especially enjoys providing introductory ACT training to the NHS. She has also been actively involved in various research collaborations. She is currently completing the BPS accredited Supervision Skills course (for registration with RAPPS – Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors). Elisabeth appreciates the various uses of the supervisory space and values providing a warm and supportive environment that is flexible and responsive.

Availability

Wednesday 9:30am to 3pm

Thursday 9:30am and 8pm

Friday 9:30am and 3pm



 

Sally Bradley

Dr. Sally Bradley is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society who still finds these bio’s hard to write! She will authentically share her own struggles with you as a client or supervisee, to genuinely model that there is nothing wrong with you if you are finding something hard! We are all human and get caught by the same sticky stuff. Specialising in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) she works with individuals and couples across the lifespan from 11yrs old helping them to understand their distress in their unique situation and then tailors interventions and strategies to enable them to unhook and be more like the person they want to be.

Specialising in ACT, whilst also drawing on her broad training, she works with people caught in struggles with stress, anxiety, depression, long-term health conditions, bipolar disorder, psychosis, gender and sexuality, addictions, trauma, grief and loss and relationship issues. Sally trains and supervises people working in NHS, private healthcare and education settings at all stages of their chosen career both nationally and internationally to deliver and supervise ACT interventions.

Sally offers ACT based supervision drawing on the SHAPE model (Morris & Bilich-Eric, 2017). From the outset you will warmly be invited to explore your own personal experiences and values to increase your willingness to challenge yourself and build clinical competence. A genuine, curious, safe space is provided where experiential methods are used to gain new perspectives on the struggles of the client and clinician. Through analysing the function of behaviours in different contexts, clinicians are enabled to intervene effectively in more helpful ways.

Availability

Tuesday 9am-8pm

Thursday 9am-8pm

Sunday 10am-12:30pm



 

Edel Dewhurst

Edel is a very experienced practitioner, having been an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist since 2007. Prior to this she trained in integrative counselling. She has worked as a therapist in various settings over the past 18 years including a specialist CBT department, a sexual abuse service, a Neurology department and in IAPT services. She has also trained in supervision and has worked as a supervisor for over 10 years. She now works full time as a private practitioner providing therapy and supervision.

Supporting a person towards improving their quality of life has always been at the heart of her therapeutic practice. Having spent 8 years working with people with epilepsy and medically unexplained symptoms she has a strong belief in the mind-body connection. It was during this time working as a Specialist Psychotherapist in a Neurology department that she began training in ACT and Mindfulness, approaches which she believes work very well for long term conditions and which have enhanced her practice immeasurably. She is qualified in both Mindfulness and Meditation teaching.

Edel has worked extensively with adults with various anxieties, depression, somatisation, trauma and dissociation. She provides a calm space in which to explore and delve deeply in to the heart of what goes on inside us. As a supervisor, she provides an encouraging and reflective environment using the SHAPE model of ACT supervision as a means of enhancing the therapist’s ACT skills.

Availability

Monday – Thursday 9am – 6pm

Friday – 9am – 12 noon



 

Fran Smith

Dr Fran Smith is a Counselling Psychologist registered with the HCPC and the BPS and has been working clinically for 15 years. Fran has worked in NHS mental health and physical health settings (e.g., Cardiology, Plastic Surgery) as well as in private practice. Fran also works as a lecturer and supervisor on the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology programme at City, University of London and works with a GP training programme. Fran works clinically and supervises client work with people stuck and struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, relationship issues, grief, trauma, chronic health conditions and symptoms (e.g., pain, itching, fatigue) as well as those experiencing acute health issues. Fran works with adults across the lifespan and works a lot with people experiencing pregnancy and the adjustment to new parenthood.

Fran specialises in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She also draws from Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) as well as her broad training in other models. Fran’s supervision draws on the ACT based SHAPE model (Morris & Bilich-Eric, 2017). Fran works to provide a relaxed and supportive space that is tailored and responsive to your specific supervision needs. Together we would set up the context required to promote new perspectives on your clients and the client/ clinician relationship.

Fran is an advocate of interdisciplinary working and would be delighted to offer supervision to colleagues working in mental and physical health settings from a range of professional backgrounds. Fran also enjoys offering supervision to medical colleagues, such as doctors or other healthcare professionals as well as psychologists and other therapists.

Availability

Tuesday 7.30am – 4.30pm

Wednesday 7.30am – 4.30pm



 

Kristy Potter

Dr Kristy Potter is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist who has worked in a variety of public health settings including the NHS and Ministry of Defence, as well as private practice. Kristy’s main areas of expertise lie within physical health settings, including but not limited to, Neuropsychology, chronic pain, adjustment to long term conditions, cancer services as well as general mental health experience. Kristy is also experienced from a clinical and research perspective with working with family and paid carers of people with long term conditions.

Kristy’s primary model of choice is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and she has experience in supervising Psychologists, as well as Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) and care / support staff.  Kristy also draws on the CBT, and systemic principles, as has also trained in EMDR.

Kristy also completed the BPS accredited supervisor training for the doctorate in clinical psychology, as has extensive experience in training others. More recently, she has developed one of Contextual Consulting’s on demand training workshops focussing on chronic pain.

Kristy has worked within the UK system, and also in Bermuda, and is experienced in adapting supervision needs dependent on the individuals’ work context as well as their training background. Kristy primarily draws on the SHAPE supervision model, with an emphasis on reflective practice as well as any skills based learning as required.

Availability

Kristy currently has a flexible schedule and is available at various times.


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