SDS Seminars Online

The Challenges of Supervising Risk in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Andrew Reeves



This online two-half-day live training event for supervisors will provide an opportunity, drawing on supervisory scenarios, to identify and discuss some of the personal and professional anxieties supervisee’s might have about working with risk and ways in which these might present in the parallel process in supervision.

Research tells us that student and qualified therapists alike will often turn to their supervisor for help at times of challenge when working with clients at risk of suicide. This, in turn, places a burden on supervisors in being able to identify the anxieties and fears their supervisees might bring into the supervisory relationship. It is additionally uncommon for supervisor training courses to fully prepare supervisors for their work in this area.

These scenarios will focus specifically on working with suicide risk, with learning applied to other risk presentations.

It will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss the challenges of supervision in this area and, in doing so, develop ideas for good practice and ways in which they might support their supervisees and themselves as supervisors constructively and appropriately.

Course tutor

Dr Andrew Reeves, Associate Professor in the Counselling Professions and Mental Health
Andrew has been a counsellor/psychotherapist for over 30 years and has worked across a full range of working contexts, including health, social care, education (secondary and tertiary) and third sector, as well as an independent practitioner. He has additionally supervised practitioners for their work with clients across a full range of settings. He is an Associate Professor in the Counselling Professions and Mental Health at the University, as well as Director, Colleges and Universities for the Charlie Waller Trust.

Course structure

  • 3-Part Video
  • Full course materials as a PDF (downloadable)
  • Personalised Certificate for 6 CPD Hours