Mike Clement - Counsellor & Supervisor

Penzance, Cornwall, U.K. & Globally Online

ABOUT SUPERVISION. Patrick Large Ferns

Counselling Supervision

As a clinical supervisor, I offer supervision both in-person in Penzance and online across the UK to trainee and qualified counsellors, and trainee supervisors.


My Supervision Approach

Inskipp and Proctor (1995) describe supervision as, “a working alliance between a supervisor and a counsellor in which the counsellor can offer an account or recording of their work; reflect on it; receive feedback and, where appropriate, guidance. The object of this alliance is to enable the counsellor to gain in ethical competence, confidence, compassion and creativity so as to give their best possible service to their client”. 



My supervision approach is an integration of Person-Centred Supervision, the Seven Eyed Model, and the Integrated Developmental Model. 

My person-centred approach places emphasis on the personal growth of the counsellor/supervisee and the development of their therapeutic abilities. This focus extends beyond individual client concerns to encompass the self-awareness, self-confidence, and understanding of the therapeutic process of the supervisee. The most important factor in supervision is the quality of the relationship between the supervisor and supervisee.


Purpose of Supervision

Supervision transcends the conventional idea of seeking answers from an expert. As Robin Shohet, co-creator of the 7 Eyed Model, suggests, it's about creating a space where a counsellor's emotional disturbance regarding client work can be explored, survived, reflected upon, and learned from. This process, within the supervisory relationship, serves as a container nurturing the therapeutic triad of client, counsellor, and supervisor.


Training and Ethical Framework

Ideally students need to be trained in a person-centred, relational, or integrative approach, such as Clarkson's 5 Relationship Model or the Relational Integrative Model. It's essential for counselllors to operate within an ethical framework of the BACP or other professional bodies.


Professional Oversight

I have my own qualified BACP supervisor who provides guidance for my supervisory work.


Free Initial Session

I can offer you a free initial session to see if we can work together and decide if I can provide all your supervision requirements.


Final Thought

In the words of John Rowan, a respected psychotherapist, "There is no spiritual being who can be so useful as a good human supervisor."

                  Counsellor Penzance Truro Falmouth Cornwall Cardiff Edinburgh London


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