Supervision is a formal arrangement for therapist to discuss their counselling work with someone who is experienced in both Supervision and Counselling. The task is to work together to develop effectiveness of the therapist client relationship. The agenda will be namely feelings about the work, reactions and interventions used by the counsellor. The aim is to ensure adequate professional standards are maintained, deepen the counsellor’s knowledge and awareness, and address any ethical issues and the opportunity to identify any blind spots you as counsellor may not have be aware of. By it’s very nature, therapy can have huge demands on us as therapist, we can become over- involved, ignore important aspect of counselling, become confused as to what is taking place in the therapeutic relationship, feel undermined, deskilled, judged, and sometimes even inadequate. Even personal issues in our private life can interfere with our effectiveness to deliver therapeutic change. It’s extremely difficult to be objective about our work, sometimes even impossible. Therefore having the space to raise concerns or issues about ones work is vital. BACP Registered The objective of Supervision is to monitor the quality of work being carried out, support the supervisee to maintain standards, ensure well-being of both client and supervisee. As a Supervisor, I have a responsibility to my supervisee and their clients. From time to time this may require having to challenge the work and interventions being used. Any concerns will be discussed and evaluated within the supervision relation. Your 1st appointment will be an assessment to determine our fit, and your requirements.
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.