External Clinical Supervision/Consultation

Are you entering a practicum without a qualified supervisor under the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)?

What is Clinical Supervision for Therapists?

The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario defines clinical supervision as, “a contractual relationship in which a clinical supervisor engages with a supervisee to discuss the direction of therapy and the therapeutic relationship; promote the professional growth of the supervisee; enhance the supervisee’s safe and effective use of self in the therapeutic relationship; and safeguard the well-being of the client.” Show me more…

Annette Poechman can help you with external supervision if you do not have a qualified supervisor. She is a member in good standing with the CRPO; has over 25 years extensive clinical experience and has completed the required directed learning in providing clinical experience. Annette continues to consult about her supervision skills as learning is never done. More about Annette.

Please note that Annette is unable to provide placements within her practice.

A Little About Annette’s Philosophy of Clinical Supervision

Annette’s philosophy of clinical supervision runs parallel to her approach with clients. It’s all about the client! Using a client centered approach, the client sets the agenda, and Annette listens and provides guidance as needed. The goal is to make the session a positive and supportive experience.

Annette has a proven track record with many models of therapy, including EMDR, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), solution focused and more. She works with individuals 18 years and older who are struggling with life challenges such as PTSD and trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship challenges and more. Annette specializes in PTSD and trauma, and is a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. She has worked extensively with first responders, and is comfortable providing therapy to individuals from the LGBTQ2S community. Annette takes an eclectic and individual approach to therapy and counselling based on a client’s unique needs.

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Annette’s Thoughts on Clinical Supervision

When supervising new therapists, I work hard to make the environment safe and supportive. Supervision with me is a place where you can find support and ask the questions you need to ask. It is a place where you can make mistakes and share your concerns about your clients, and your skills and abilities. I listen deeply to the therapists who are dealing with challenging clients and by doing so allow them to share how the work of therapy has impacted them as the listener. My goal is to support new therapists in their work with their clients while encouraging self-care and debriefing of the challenging stories they are hearing.

The work of being a therapist is so important and can be difficult. By providing supportive and encouraging supervision, I can help the work of therapy be less hard. You will find me to be empathetic, genuine, supportive and working hard to understand your perspective. Find out more.

Why is Clinical Supervision/Consultation Important?

Supervision is important for therapists because it ensures adherence to ethical standards. Receiving feedback increases self-awareness and self-reflection. Supervision will involve challenges to stretch you, and help you master new skills. Using things like role plays, case discussion, readings, and additional training you can become the therapist that you want to be.


If you are an experienced therapist looking to consult with Annette about the clinical issues in your practice please reach out. Together we can build new bridges for yourself as a therapist and for your clients.

Listening. Guiding. Caring.