Clinical Supervision Identifying and working with the correct supervisor is an integral part of working in the helping professions and no more so than in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. I believe passionately in the benefits of supervision and I wouldn’t and couldn’t continue to work as therapist/supervisor without a good solid working relationship with my supervisor. I have extensive experience of working for over 30 years self-employed. The last 15 years I have developed my own thriving private practice as a therapist, supervisor, trainer and consultant. I work or have worked with a wide range of clients in various environments from charities to call centres. I have set up pilot projects with an international power generation company to support staff retention staff with a prime focus on staff wellbeing. I have worked right across the education sector in a variety of roles working with students, teachers, support staff and school leadership teams. I’m passoniate about the benefits of counsellors being available in educational settings and have placed several counsellors in schools and some of these have become paid positions. I have extensive experience of working with children and adults over short and long periods of time. An integral part my practice is providing a consultancy service to OH and HR departments and often working within a multidisciplinary team and taking on board some very complex and sensitive cases. My own private practice is diverse with extensive experience working with children, teenagers, parents, families, couples and adults. Families with Behaviour and Special Educational Needs including ASD/ADHD families with challenging behaviour is an area I specialise in I use an integrative approach to supervision and focus on developing a strong and supportive relationship that facilitates an open dialog to explore the dynamics of client work. Supervision should be informative but challenging and a place to learn and develop skills and self-awareness ensuring practitioner and client safety. I see supervision as a collaborative and creative endeavour. Just like the therapeutic relationship supervision is based on trust, reflection and exploration where the supervisee feels safe and supported. I have experience of offering individual and small groups for supervision to both trainees and qualified therapists. I also supervise safeguarding leads in schools and provide a consultancy based service for senior managers in education and also in the private sector. I trained at the Sherwood institute in Nottingham in integrative supervision I attend many training courses to ensure my supervision practice is constantly updated. Please call for further information 07976 281187 Andy
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.