Supervision - "its the bit you can't get in books"I believe supervision should provide a place where the counsellor feels supported, validated, challenged and inspired. It is a place to check out your hunches, test out your strategies and explore 'different' approaches. Supervision can be mentoring or it can be a place of sharing; what it should never be is a place of fear. Counsellors should not leave their supervision deskilled and at a loss.The relationship between supervisor and counsellor should be completely open. I believe that the role of a supervisor is to protect the best interest of the client and that the best way to do this is to support and if necessary empower their counsellor. My supervision provides a safe and dynamic environment for counsellors to look at their client’s issues; sharing the triumphs and expressing any concerns or transference. It is my aim to encourage supervisees to find their own way of working while helping them to develop and hold safe and boundaried ways of working. I believe that secure boundaries offer the possibility of free and creative work for the client and counsellor. I understand how where you work affects how you practice as a counsellor. I work with supervisees to fit their practice to their work context (private practice, EAPs, NHS, private companies).I am interested and experienced in helping supervisees build and maintain a private counselling practice. I understand the pressures and constraints of being self-employment. I am happy to work with trainee counsellors or those who have recently qualified. I use my academic background to help those counsellors who wish to undertake BACP accreditation.
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.