Having worked in different organisational contexts as a Social Worker and a qualified Family and Systemic Psychotherapist for many years, I have supervised, line managed and offered support, training and coaching to many of my colleagues across the multi-agency networks I have worked in, including the NSPCC, the NHS and the Social Care system. Having gained the Advanced Diploma in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy at the Institute of Family Therapy in 2006, I continue to supervise qualified, trainee family and systemic colleagues, as well psychotherapists trained in different psychotherapy models, as an Independent Supervisor, supporting others clinical development in their chosen clinical field of practice.
I work to the recommended standards and requirements of the Code of Ethics and Practice of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Association of Family Therapy (AFT), being mindful of the importance of good supervision. I also access my own supervision of supervision to meet the need for continued development and support for myself as an Independent Supervisor. I work to an agreed Contract and regularly review my supervision with those I supervise to ensure that we remain focused on what would be most helpful to develop and work on together.
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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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