I have provided individual and group supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists for 30 years. I have been engaged as a supervisor by statutory and non-statutory agencies, including NHS Trusts, colleges and local counselling services. I also provide private supervision.
My approach is to help the supervisee to build upon her or his strengths and to reflect upon the impact that their client or patient has upon the therapist's internal world. In this way the counsellor or therapist can become more aware of their own assumptions and of the way that their client structures his or her worlds.
I work from a psychoanalytic perspective, but I respect the orientation of my supervisees, helping them to relate their work to their own theoretical background.
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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).
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