Debbie Waller

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Supervisor • she/her
BA(Hons). AdvDipH. AdvDipPSM. GQHP
Available for new clients
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Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I am a passionate believer in the benefits of supervision, not just in the early years of your career but as long as you are in practice. I broadly like to cover the following areas:

  • Reviewing/feedback on client work, including support with specific clients or client issues
  • Developing and understanding your skills Identifying and reviewing suitable CPD 
  • Reflective practice Running your business  Improving customer service
  • Ethical questions and issues Keeping you up to date with changes in the law and other regulations
  • Checking if you are coping with the pressures of practice and ensuring you have effective self-care routines
  • Providing personal or emotional support where needed

Of course, you will need a different balance of these areas to other practitioners and there may be other things you wish to cover as well or instead.

If you contact me about supervision I will ask you to complete a pro-forma telling me about your training, background, practice and expectations so that we can make sure your supervision is what you need and want it to be.  I can offer one-to-one supervision by phone or Zoom, or in person if that's practical - my practice is in Normanton (WF6).

I do run groups as well, usually online, but the availability of places for groups can vary. Please enquire. 

I've completed a Certificate in Clinical Supervision that's approved by the BPS (British Psychological Society), the only UK psychology and psychotherapy body established by Royal Charter and one of the primary national leads in determining national recommendations on clinical supervision across a range of groups and helping professions.

I have also trained supervisors, and my hypnotherapy supervision course is the first (and at the time of writing, only) hypnotherapy supervision training acknowledged by the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR/GHSC) and the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSOH).

Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP)

Each member of APHP has received thorough training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, is competent and conscientious, and abides strictly by a code of ethics.

There are four grades of membership: Licentiate (LAPHP), Registered Member (MAPHP), Accredited Member (MAPHP(acc.)) and Fellow (FAPHP), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.

The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is a member organisation of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).

The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.

All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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Normanton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF6

Key details

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ACCESSIBILITY I work in quite an old building which has stairs and no lift. The toilet is upstairs, so online sessions may suit you better if you have mobility issues. I am happy to advise on this.

Online platforms


Type of session

In person

Debbie Waller is an experienced therapist, trainer, author and conference speaker, who can offer supervision by phone, Zoom or in person (Yorkshire).

Debbie Waller
Debbie Waller