Clinical Supervision

for professionals working with
infants, children, young people,
carers and families

Face‑to‑face in Bristol, or online

Why have Clinical Supervision?

Clinical Supervision is an opportunity to focus on your clinical work, with in-depth discussion of your cases.

As well as providing support, and developing your thinking and intervention strategies in those individual cases, it is a means to develop wider theoretical and practical understanding of work with children and families, which is grounded in your experience.

Sessions can be face‑to‑face in Bristol, or online.

I always look forward to my supervision with Rachel, which I have been having for several years.

What I value most is her capacity to ‘get hold’ of the internal world of the child.  Her thinking is precise, and her reference to theory is to the point.  I always feel energised at the end of supervision, and ready to engage with my clients with renewed clarity.

MD (Child Psychotherapist)

Clinical Supervision is an opportunity to focus on your clinical work, with in-depth discussion of your cases.
Young boy thinking
Clinical consultation enables teams to develop their thinking and intervention strategies in challenging cases.
Clinical consultation offers professionals an opportunity to develop wider theoretical and practical understanding of their work with families, grounded in their experience.

Rachel Pardoe: Clinical supervision experience

As a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Rachel has provided psychoanalytic and attachment-informed clinical supervision to individuals and groups since 1997, both independently and within the NHS (until 2019).

  • Ongoing independent supervision to Child Psychotherapists, school counsellors, bereavement counsellors.
  • NHS supervisees included Child Psychotherapists, Perinatal Mental Health clinicians, Primary Mental Health Specialists, Infant Mental Health Specialists and Specialist Health Visitors.
  • As part of her NHS work, Rachel was also involved in in-depth discussions with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, including psychiatrists, family therapists and clinical psychologists.
  • In 2016-17, Rachel trained as a Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) Supervisor, qualifying in October 2017.  Rachel has supervised CAMHS Primary Infant Mental Health Specialists to achieve VIG accreditation, and continues to provide VIG supervision to clinicians in health and family support work (see VIG page).

Supervision with Rachel has provided me with a much needed reflective space.

Rachel’s support and careful questioning has allowed me to identify new ways forward and has helped me to keep the lived experience of the children I am supporting at the centre of my considerations.

GT, Bereavement Counsellor

By appointment, in Bristol or online.

Contact Rachel Pardoe about Clinical Supervision

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