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About Margaret Spencer - OT supervision, life coachingWhy have supervision?

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Standards of Professional Practice 2017 state that, ‘as a practitioner, you receive regular professional supervision and appraisal, where you use critical reflection to review your practice.’ The Care Quality Commission, (C.Q.C.) 2013 say that professional supervision should be used by, ‘legally responsible registered providers…and staff across all care settings.’ It is also recommended by the Health and Care Professions Council, (HCPC).

What will supervision be like with Margaret?

My testimonials on this site give you a good feel for how people find my supervision.
We build up a great working relationship and work hard to tackle whatever current issues/dilemmas/problems you bring. I work in a solution focused way. I always email you a summary, action plan and evidence of each HCPC requirement so your CPD file is always current and up to standard if you are audited.

How do I organise supervision?

Easily depending upon how you work, we can set up dates/times for the next 6/12 months, or you can email me and suggest dates and times each month (I do get booked up quickly).

How often should I have supervision?

Again, it’s entirely up to you. Most people find that one/two hours monthly works well and they get into a rhythm. Every six weeks is fine, but a little harder to keep up a rhythm, once every two months definitely needs two hours because of everything that happens in between.

How much will supervision cost?

It’s £75 per hour fully inclusive of travel up to 1 hour, a summary of the supervision, an action plan, evidence of each HCPC standard, and an email/phone call if needed in between sessions. I normally email a record of your supervision and an invoice within 3 working days. Every 12 months I send you a summary of your achievements for the HCPC audit and yearly appraisal.

Although I live in the Yorkshire area I have been continually supervising occupational therapists from Skye to Dorset for almost 25 years. I currently supervise over 30 occupational therapist.

I really enjoy working with everyone, well love it actually, and think my testimonials speak for themselves.

Get in touch, You have everything to gain. I am really looking forward to hearing from you.


Certificate in Education Cert Ed
Diploma in Occupational Therapy DipCOT
Masters in Further and Higher Education MA
Professional member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists