"Supervision is the formal arrangement that enables an SLT or assistant practitioner to discuss their work regularly with someone who is experienced and qualified. It's an essential component of a good quality speech and language therapy service that is able to respond to service users, identify and manage risk."
I provide a safe and confidential space for you to reflect on your clinical practice. You may wish to talk through a specific case or issue, ideas for service development or recent research/training and its application to your practice.
Self-reflection is at the heart of developing clinical expertise. My skills as a supervisor do not lie in providing all the answers but in asking the questions that will facilitate your own problem-solving.
I provide one to one, paired or group supervision. I can travel to you, we can arrange to book a meeting room in a mutually convenient location or we can use video call.
I ensure that I receive regular supervision myself in relation to clinical practice and supervision practice, which is in line with the RCSLT supervision policy (2017).
N.B I do not provide supervision for adult services or dysphagia.
I provide individual and group supervision for SLTs working outside the NHS / in independent practice, whilst also running a thriving independent practice myself
18 years providing individual supervision to SLTs and SLTAs in the NHS (management and professional)
15 years facilitating clinical supervision groups for SLTs in the NHS
Successful mentoring of many newly qualified SLTs through their preceptorship year
Successful support to SLTs returning to practice
Intensive course for Supervision Facilitators (Kate Malcomess): Module 1 "Supervision Skills", Module 2 "Managing Groups"
Transactional Analysis (TA101)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (8-week course)
Developing Teams and Individuals
Other Relevant Skills/ Achievements:
Experienced in using, developing and training others in tools for clinical decision making and outcome measurement including the use of Care Aims and the East Kent Outcome System
Winner of the Sussex Community NHS Trust "Staff Engagement Award" (2011)
Nominee for Sussex Community Trust AHP awards for "Care" (2013) and "Delivering Excellence" (2015)
(Face to face, phone, WhatsApp or Zoom)
60 minutes: £60
90 minutes: £80
120 minutes: £120 (plus room hire)
No charge for the first 20 minutes
Additional minutes travel to your location are charged at £60/hour pro rata (no charge for the return journey)
Room hire charges are also added to fees
Daytime Monday - Thursday
Evenings by arrangement
What to Expect:
An initial phone call to discuss your supervision requirements
Sessions arranged at a frequency that suits you
A supervision contract tailored to your needs
Regular review of the supervision process to ensure you are getting what you need from our sessions
"Thank you Rachel for providing me with supervision. You set up an incredibly safe and nurturing environment where I felt supported and listened to. I gained a huge amount of value in our 90 minute session and I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I look forward to our ongoing sessions and I would highly recommend your service to others. You have a great way of asking thought provoking questions and you clearly have a high level of knowledge and expertise in supervision (and in clinical work too!)"
Lauren, Independent SLT