I regard Supervision as a collegial relationship between the supervisor and the counsellor where the supervisor, contrary to the image of the ‘work place supervisor is a mentor and guide rather than an ‘overseer’. Through encouragement, support, affirmation and challenge together we monitor and evaluate the counselling process and where appropriate I will try to help you to find new ways of looking at yourself and your client to enable you to work more effectively with that client. I have a Certificate in Supervision and use either a linear model of supervision or an integrative approach based on Page and Wosket’s Cyclical Model and Hawkins and Shohet’s Process Model depending on the needs of the individual counsellor and the requirements of his/her professional setting. As an experienced integrative counsellor I am familiar with the Person Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT and TA theoretical approaches to counselling. I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor (Individuals), and an Accredited ACC Supervisor.My fees are: £35 per hour; £45 per 1.5 hours (concessions available for students and those working solely in voluntary agencies).
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.