I am a qualified counselling supervisor with over ten years' experience providing supervision to trainee and experienced counsellors, and counselling trainers. The supervision I offer helps counsellors and trainers develop their clinical practice, explore ethical issues and enhance their self-care.
What is supervision? The emphasis is on supporting you and your counselling work. It is an opportunity to reflect on your working process and therapeutic relationships, address any concerns you have and identify training needs. I have my own monthly supervision to support my practice.
How do I work? Supervision is a boundaried, confidential relationship, but there is no set agenda. I work with what you bring to the sessions. I look out for parallel processes and transference issues, and check these with you as they emerge. I also encourage mutual reviews of our developing relationship.
For counselling trainers, I can offer many years of experience running therapy training programmes in FE, HE and private settings. The emphasis will be on supporting your training delivery to student groups within an organisational setting.
How much supervision is required? For trainees, we'll be guided by your course requirements. For experienced practitioners, it will depend on the number of clients you're seeing and your needs. I use the standard minimum of one and a half hours per month as a guide. Cost: £70 per hour
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.