Professional Supervision


I am a founding & full member of the

Supervisors Association of Ireland

connected with

Association of National Organisations for Supervision in Europe

and subscribe to their Code of Ethics

I offer Professional Supervision for groups or in 1-1 format with a number of variants:

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Supervision of Ministry Work

(I’m on the official Onespirit supervisors list)

  • Supervision of Mindfulness Teachers
  • Work Supervision


Paula Murray – Careers Advisor @ Blanchardstown Local Employment Service

John has provided external supervision to our group of up to 10 Guidance Professionals in Blanchardstown Local Employment Service for the last 9 years.
I have found John to be very professional, insightful and supportive of the work and any issues faced. John uses various tools and techniques to support self exploration. He brings a wisdom and a light hearted humour to the space that he holds.

Aisling Killoran – Counsellor, Physiotherapist and Stress Manager @ Accomplish Change Clinics

John is great as my Supervisor. Be it in person or via Skype, the work and support is terrific. He has a great way of imparting his observations and his listening skills are phenomenal.He is 100% ethical and non-judgmental. His ability to see your blind-spots without jumping in with comments! along with his observation and questioning style is truly remarkable. I thoroughly would recommend John as a supervisor and also for group work and mindfulness workshops and retreats

Lyn Kirby – Unit Manager and Addiction Therapist @ Promis Clinics UK

I have been in Supervision with John since about 2011. From working with him I have gained valuable insight into the way I work and why this is so. I have always felt supported even when challenged. The benefits of being in supervision with John are that my awareness has deepened both about myself and the work I do with clients and this has been invaluable. I have learned to challenge myself with good impact on clients. When I returned to the UK in 2012 I was employed as Team Leader in an addiction and psychiatric service and started Skype supervision with John. When I left that service to take up the post as Clinical Manager at Promis London I continued Skype sessions every two weeks and these remain an important part of my support and development as a therapist. I cannot begin to thank John for his support whist working within a difficult team which helped me to be able to move forward in my career. John is a true professional demonstrating years of experience which he brings to my supervision. I have grown in confidence as a therapist as well as a person and I attribute this to my continued work with John.less


Who Helps the Helpers?

The Irish Times Tuesday 12th May 2009

Written by Sylvia Thompsoninterview with John Doherty

Supervisory work gives them the chance to unpack their experiences and become centred and solid even when facing difficult situations,” says Doherty.

Reader Friendly Version of the Full Article here


Free Introduction Chat

If you feel like Professional Supervision could support you in your work then please avail of my Free Introduction.

We can have a chat and see if we are a match for working together.

My number is (+353) 866040988 or email: