Supervision & Mentoring

The Institute for Applied Positive Psychology is committed to supporting our colleagues from all professional backgrounds with supervision, coaching and mentoring. Our commitment is to supporting your journey towards being a confident and competent practitioner of Positive Psychology.

To select the most relevant service to help you build skills in applying this approach to your work, read the following definitions:

Supervision is typically provided by an experienced practitioner to a trainee or less experienced colleague within the context of a specific work role to help the supervisee reflect and develop.

Supervision can cover discussion of your work role, the interface between personal and professional matters, how you wish to develop within this role by linking theory and practise, and reflecting on the impact of broader professional issues.

Supervision is distinct from “mentoring” as it tends to be focused more on the specific skills required to operate effectively within a defined work role.

Coaching is a method of improving individual or team performance through direct and focused instruction in applying a particular skill set or working towards a defined goal.

It usually involves an expert or coach external to your work situation but with relevant workplace experience.  Coaching is typically achieved through a specially designed and structured set of learning tasks, each task building progressively on those completed beforehand.

The key to coaching is the focus on deepening one’s knowledge or skills in relation to a specific area of professional practice.

Mentoring is an important tool for professional development at any level of experience. It is typically provided by someone with expertise in a similar field of practice with qualities that appeal to the mentee’s sensibilities and professional objectives, be they skills, expertise or shared vision.

The mentor provides personal counsel within the context of the mentee within their broader professional context. By growing insight through reflective discussion, the mentor acts as a sounding board for ideas and decisions that relate to the mentee’s career.

A mentor can provide advice in professional development strategies, planning career goals, establishing contacts in the field of interest, feedback and exchange of ideas.


We offer supervision, coaching and mentoring across all areas of Psychology with specific focus on the following:

  • Positive psychology and neuroscience in clinical practice
  • Integrating Telehealth into your service delivery model
  • Burnout management for health practitioners
  • Practicing in remote communities
  • Community-level mental health promotion


  • $135 per hour (single session)
  • $375 for 3 pre-booked sessions
  • $660 for 6 pre-booked sessions
  • $1,140 for 12 pre-booked sessions
  • $95 per hour (3 follow-up coaching vouchers after Master Classes, Intensives and Retreats*)


  1. All supervision, coaching and mentoring sessions must be pre-paid at least 5 days before the booked session either by credit card (details provided by phone to our booking service) or on Tax Invoice via PayPal.
  2. Changes can be made to pre-booked sessions, but we appreciate at least 5 days’ notice to allow us enough time to offer that session to someone else.
  3. Multiple-session bookings and vouchers from intensives or retreats must all be completed within 12 months of booking the first session or finishing the course; unused sessions cannot be carried over to subsequent years.
  4. Sessions can be booked as face-to-face, via telephone or videoconference (for security reasons we only use Zoom or VSee for this service).
  5. To participate in a videoconference session, please download and install VSee or Zoom to your device. When you have done this, please advise us via email so we can invite you to our Contact List; you will also need to add Dr Kate Lemerle to your own Contact List. Once these steps are completed, we proceed in the same way as you would with any Skype call. If we encounter technical difficulties, we will switch to a telephone consultation.
To arrange a supervision, mentoring or coaching session or package, please email Dr Kate at to discuss your needs.