Michelle Labine


My Philosophy of Supervision

Supervision is a special and important part of the practice of counselling therapy. Ideally, it ensures therapists are adhering to the highest ethical standards, using evidence-based treatments, receiving feedback that encourages self-awareness and self-reflection, and managing their own wellbeing, which is a key ingredient to a person's ability to support others.

I love supervising for many reasons!

I summarize what I believe about supervision below:

Supervision should be supportive.

Supervision should happen in a supportive environment. As a supervisor, I aim to establish a comfortable, private space for supervisees to explore experiences openly, knowing they will be understood and assisted.

Supervision should be challenging.

Learning takes place when we are challenged. Through case consultations, conversations, readings and training, supervision should stretch supervisees to master new skills and develop new knowledge and perspectives, and to become reflective about themselves in their therapy practice. 

Supervision works best when the relationship is a good fit.

Different people need different things at different times. The supervisory relationship is a professional one, but an intimate one at the same time. It is important the supervisor's knowledge and style are appropriate to the supervisee's current needs, and this should be evaluated regularly. It is usually healthy for supervisees to eventually outgrow their supervisor, and to evolve to seek a new relationship with someone with a different style or skill set.

Email me at Michelle@MLfamilycounselling.com if you are interested in a supervisory consultation.

You will need to fill out a Contract for Supervision

You will also need to send me the following in pdf format:

  1. Copy of your with CV with contact information
  2. RCT-C license with NSCCT
  3. Liability Insurance
  4. Verification from NSCCT of approved supervisory relationship


Supervision Process Requirements:

All Registered Counselling Therapist Candidates must complete a post-graduate period of counselling practice under the supervision of an approved RCT:

For more candidacy requirements information visit https://www.nscct.ca



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If you are in crisis, please call your local mental health support line, 911 or go to the closest hospital.

In Nova Scotia you can reach the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team at 1-888-429-8167

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