Seeking a new Supervisor can often feel a daunting task, whether you are at the beginning of your Counselling journey or an experienced Practitioner. My philosophy of Supervision is to offer a working alliance to facilitate you feeling safe enough and challenged enough to risk changing and developing. Supervision is a two way process of shared responsibilities between the Supervisee and Supervisor. These responsibilities will include monitoring the standards and ethics of your Counselling Practise. It will involve working to develop your skills, your knowledge and your understanding. The Supervision will also offer restorative time, wherein you will have opportunity to acknowledge held emotions, and use this creative space to re-energise, re-focus and reframe, or to evaluate other opportunities to work with this aspect of self. A Senior Accredited Counsellor and Senior Accredited Supervisor with the BACP, I have many years experience of working with a wide range of counselling issues, including depression, low self-esteem, stress, bereavement, relationship problems, anxiety, abuse and sexual issues. I offer Face to Face Supervision and when appropriate, Telephone and Skype Supervision.
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.