Sarah Briggs

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specialist in trauma and relationships
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Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16
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Supervision details

Since qualifying in 2010, I've gained extensive experience supervising trainees, qualified and accredited practitioners.

I hope you'd feel that I work in a supportive yet stretching way that encompasses the wide variety of topics and aspects that come up for discussion in supervision. This might be setting up in private practice, considering new directions in CPD, taking a break, tackling incursions on your boundaries and contracting. That's before thinking about the challenges and confrontations brought by client material.

Nowadays supervision must also cover data protection, record-keeping or not, technology systems or good old paper-based ways of working.

Then what if things go wrong? Mistakes are human; mistakes can also have repercussions.  That's where my experience of working on a complaint panel comes in handy. I've successfully supported trainees and qualified therapists when a client threatens a professional complaint - whether it's handled informally, goes officially to a membership organisation, or involves legal advice, a coroner's court, or a police investigation.

There's such a wide remit for supervision to envelop. So whichever supervisor you choose, do make sure they can handle the full scope of what you'll need.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16

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Equity of accessibility is enabled via online sessions on Zoom.

Additional languages

I offer therapy in English

Online platforms


Type of session


Supervision: a necessity or a pleasure? Embracing the discounted, disgraced, discomfort of therapy work? That's my aim as a supervisor.


Sarah Briggs
Sarah Briggs