I am a qualified Counselling Supervisor with over twenty five years' counselling experience. I have had my own private practice since 1998 and have also counselled and supervised within education, industry, NHS and the voluntary sector.
As a supervisor I offer a supportive and confidential space where counsellors can talk about their work, explore their experiencing of clients and consistently maintain high standards. I am well aware of the personal challenges of sitting with clients in all kinds of distress and how our own self-awareness and self-care is a consistent priority if we are to be at our best.
Supervision gives counsellors a unique space, where they can discuss their work, without risking confidentiality. That could be anything from looking at their work and caseload as a whole, to focusing in on small details, nuances and intuitive sensing about a client or themselves.
As a person-centred practitioner, I work with the core conditions, and whatever the supervisee needs or is troubled by is what we work with, whether that is client work, ethical questions, organisational difficulties or personal issues encroaching on their practice. Supervision is a collaborative opportunity to gain greater clarity about the therapeutic process at work.
If potential supervisees would like to discuss their supervision requirements with me, I offer a free informal introductory meeting.
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.