A specialised form of professional mentoring provided for practitioners responsible for undertaking challenging work with people. Supervision is provided to ensure standards, enhance quality, advance learning, stimulate creativity, and support the sustainability and resilience of the work being undertaken.” BACP 2016

Clinical Supervision

Good supervision is at the heart of keeping us safe and sane as therapists. You need a supervisor who understands the way you work and the context you are working in. This is especially relevant to working in private practice where there is a fear of isolation or ‘going it alone’ without the back-up of a team or organisation.

My Private Practice offers clinical supervision to a wide range of counsellors and therapists, specialising in working with therapists in private practice. 

Alex Pledger is Senior BACP Accredited Therapist with over 15 years of clinical experience running her own successful private practice.

The supervision model is integrative and draws on three main theories: humanistic person-centred, CBT and psychodynamic. It includes working with brief therapy models, solution-focused approaches and existential ways of working, as well as a therapeutic coaching approach to client work.

Clinical supervision strikes a balance between you, your clients and your practice.

  • help you understand your clients, the issues they are presenting and effective ways you could help
  • relate your practice to theory, signpost to research & resources and encourage you to keep learning
  • find the right way of working for you, managing your intake and caseload 
  • strike a balance between clinical work, running your private practice and supporting you as an individual
  • stay true to the values, principles and moral qualities that motivated you to become a therapist
  • support you in looking after yourself with compassionate self-care & a healthy work-life balance

Book your Clinical Supervision

If you would like to discuss your individual supervision needs and how My Private Practice could help please feel free to get in touch. 


Clinical Supervision Fees

Clinical supervision is available via phone, Skype or Zoom. Depending on your caseload the requirement is 1-1.5hrs a month.

Fees are £60 for an hour, £90 for 1.5hrs.

Please note supervision is available for qualified therapists only. Our specialism is helping therapists out of voluntary work into private practice. As supervision is a clinical requirement, the conversations about setting up your new business are outside the 1-1.5hrs required.

All supervision is in line with BACP ethical and professional guidance. For more information on BACP guidance on supervision please visit the BACP resources


Kate “I have found Alex to be highly supportive of my work. She has given me invaluable guidance as a supervisor and helped me to build my confidence working with different client issues. She brings in up to date, helpful resources and invites me to explore my process in a detailed way which I appreciate” Kate Fianna “I always look forward to supervision with Alex. It helps me develop a greater depth of understanding of my clients’ issues as well as practical ideas of how to work with the most challenging cases. She runs her sessions in a safe and supporting way.” Fianna Marla “For the last three years it has been my pleasure and privilege to be part of a peer supervision group with Alex. During our supervision Alex brings her powerful intelligence, depth of therapeutic knowledge and vast experience to bear upon case discussions and she unfailingly and generously gives her support to each of us in the group. She has an established therapy practice and that is down to her work ethic and the fact that she has a justly earned reputation for delivering a consistent and caring service. There is much to recommend her and I have nothing but praise for her.” Marla Mervat “Alex has been my supervisor for the last 4.5 years, I have an hour and half monthly supervision with Alex, according to BACP's requirements. She is very supporting, available and accessible.I feel safe in supervision which helps me to discuss my struggles, fears and seek advice. Our relationship is based on respect and acceptance, so Alex listens to me and guides me whenever needed. Our supervision continues to work well.” Mervat