Supervision and Training

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I provide supervision & training to mental health professionals.

There is still some availability for new supervision clients in 2017.

I am a

I abide by the PACFA Code of Ethics & Standards


I specialise in all types of addiction and trauma related issues

I provide individual and small group Supervision in

I currently have small group Brainspotting supervision groups running.

Now and then, I open a new group. These groups are 2 hours in duration, meet monthly and have a maximum of 4 participants.

The pre-requisite for these groups, is an in person Phase One BSP training. Occasionally there is an opening in one of these groups. There may be 2 openings in 2017

The policy is;  in order to secure your place in the group, you pay for a once a month group whether or not you are able to attend. You make a 6 month commitment. At the end of the 6 months you can opt out of the group, or recommit to a further 6 months.



Please let me know if this is of interest to you so I can put you on a waitlist.

We can have individual sessions in person, via phone or Skype

Group supervision is only in person

My skype address is: dr.robyabeles


I am a co-trainer and presenter with my colleague Salene Souza in

You can read about these in more detail by clicking on them at the top of the menu bar and going to our other websites dedicated to this amazing programs [MATES] and therapy [Brainspotting]


My academic qualifications


Where do we meet

You can choose to meet in my office in Crows Nest, NSW, Australia, or we can meet via phone or Skype.

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What Supervision with me is like?

Our supervision is always collaborative, we work together for the best outcomes for you and your clients.

I put a lot of time and effort into my supervision sessions. I expect the same from you.

 Please let me know asap if you have any learning challenges, as I will do my best to work within your requirements.

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My Part

I receive supervision of my supervision sessions with another PACFA approved supervisor,  this is to ensure best practice on my part.

One of my goals is to support you to increase your self-understanding, understanding of your clients and understanding of the therapy you are providing your clients.

I may suggest you participate in your own therapy with a good therapist, especially if there is too much in the way of you being able to be with your client fully during sessions you have together due to your own unresolved issues.

This suggestion is also so you have a better understanding of the modality you are practicing with your own clients. The best way to learn is often through your own experience of therapy, in the client’s chair.

I may also suggest you register for training in areas where you may be less informed, for example, law and ethics. This is to ensure best practice for you and your clients. I recommend retaking a Law & Ethics course every 2 years to keep up with changing laws and ethical requirements.

I will recommend you receive training in Brainspotting and Somatic Experiencing (or some other type of Somatic psychotherapy; Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, for example) as these are, in my opinion, the best practice modalities available for trauma and addiction work.

I will recommend published research, webinars, conference dvds, articles, books, blogs etc, and information about upcoming conferences and anything else I think would be helpful. These are for you to follow up with on your own.

I constantly attend advanced training, workshops, and Conferences all over the world, so I can bring you the most up to date research and developments in the trauma and addiction treatments field.


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International Trauma Conference in Melbourne, Australia, which I attended.

Your Part

Be open to continued learning, receiving feedback, and resolving your own issues in your own therapy. Be open and stay curious about your journey as a human being and as a therapist.

Although our time together is fairly informal, I do ask that you come prepared to work for the time we meet so we can make best, focused use, of the time we have together.

Who Do I Supervise?

I supervise clinicians all the way from their early first days with their first client, through to my peers, and other seasoned professionals in the field.

My Limits

I travel often and cannot offer you regular supervision all the time. You may need to have another supervisor or supervisors who you can also call in a crisis when I am unavailable.

I usually work in 60 minute sessions for supervision, and I am happy to schedule longer sessions as needed.


I have experience supervising in the following modalities

Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, Gestalt, Ego State therapy, D.I.D., EMDR, addictive processes as attempts to regulate the nervous system and as response to neglect, abuse and trauma.

I frame therapy psychodynamically within a family systems and attachment frame, I rely heavily on neuroscience, and also the work of Peter Levine, Dan Siegel, Stephen Porges, Bessel van der Kolk, David Grand, Richard Schwartz, and other luminaries of the trauma, attachment and addiction fields.

I also have training in

Termination of Supervision Services

We will have a written contract together, and there will be termination conditions included.

By all means give me a call or email me to discuss your supervision needs and any questions you may have.

In Australia 0488 872 862 (0488 TRAUMA)

Outside Australia: +61 488 872 862





Skype: Dr.RobyAbeles
Office Location: Crows Nest, NSW 2065 Australia