I have been a supervisor for several years and provide counselling supervision for students and qualified counsellors. I understand how important it is to find a supervisor that you feel comfortable with and would be very happy to have a chat and discuss your individual needs over the telephone, or alternatively you can e-mail me with any queries. If you would prefer we could arrange an appointment for a meeting and fully discuss your expectations of supervision and the supervision model that I use. This first meeting would be free of charge and would give us both the opportunity to see whether we can work together. I believe that the most important areas of the supervisor/supervisee relationship are honesty and trust, and also the non-judgemental approach of the supervisor. We will all experience client sessions that either felt good, or left us feeling de-skilled or 'stuck', and supervision is there to help us explore our work openly, honestly and safely. I am able to provide students with supervision reports if their course requires this, and equally, can support qualified supervisees through the BACP accreditation process. I have been in monthly supervision myself for over eighteen years, both on a one-to-one basis with my personal supervisor, and also, until recent years, in group supervision which was provided by the charity that I used to volunteer for. My original counselling Diploma is in the Humanistic approach but I also have a Higher Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The fees are £55.00 for one and half hours supervision. My qualifications and training are as follows:-Higher Diploma in CBT, Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, Level 5 module:- Counselling Supervision, BACP course:- Supervision - how to support your supervisees through the counsellor/psychotherapist accreditation process. BACP course:- Preparing for supervision and getting the best out of it. BACP course:- Therapist's personal safety and care in the workplace. BACP course:- Guidance on how to bring professional obligations to a close. BACP course:- Psychopharmacology and counselling and psychotherapy.
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.