Annie Sampson.

Director and Principle Trainer - Super.Vision Training.

Annie Sampson set up Super.Vision Training and Consultancy in 2006 when she became aware of the need for a comprehensive supervision training course that would provide the skills, practice and theory of supervision. Annie is a body work psychotherapist who trained in the Centre for Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy. She also trained in UCC in group facilitation. In 1998 Annie trained with Prof. Michael Carroll as a supervisor and in 2008 graduated from Essex University U.K. with a MSc in Supervisory & Reflective Practice.

Annie worked as a therapist in the Limerick Rape Crisis Centre for ten years where she was involved in the running of the organisation, giving training and information relating to sexual violence and counselling survivors of rape and child sexual abuse. She also had a strong interest in setting the standards for rape crisis counsellors in Ireland and advocacy for the abused.

Annie set up in private practice in limerick in 2000, founding StoneHaven Psychotherapy Centre. She sees clients for therapy, supervisees (individuals and groups) of psychotherapists, counsellors, (both trainees and experienced) guidance counsellors, community workers, mediators, teachers, life coaches, social workers, youth workers, mentors and others.

Annie has worked on a number of professional training courses over the years. She continues to work as a trainer and supervisor with the Tivoli Institute, Dublin and the University of Limericks (UL) MA in Humanistic Psychotherapy. For her masters thesis she conducted research into ‘The reasons newly graduated supervisees choose their supervisor.’ She continues to promote supervision and reflective practice, through her work as a trainer and supervisor as well as giving seminars and lectures on supervision.

Annie has a strong interest in the continuing development of supervision in Ireland, attending conferences, continuing her training and development as a supervision and her own supervision. She continues to work as a supervisor and promote reflective practice.

Annie travels to Nepal each year where she supports psychologists, and other professionals in their development, through delivering training courses and supervision.