I offer supervision to qualified counsellors, counselling students, and to practitioners from other professional backgrounds. I aim to provide my supervisees with a reflective, supportive and ethically mindful space. I place an emphasis on the importance of realness and compassion in my work, promoting a human approach with strong professional boundaries. My specialisms are children and young people and nature-based therapy, including walk and talk counselling. As an integrative therapist, I draw my theoretical knowledge from the counselling approaches of person-centred, existential, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic. I have experience working with children, young people and adults, within the following settings: mental health services, a crisis centre, a university, primary and secondary schools. I have also worked in social care providing one to one and group support to parents and young people. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision. My Supervision practice is based on an integration of two supervision models, Inskipp & Proctor's(1995) function model and Hawkins and Shohet's (1989/2001) seven eyed model. I'm an accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling & psychotherapy and I work in line with their ethical framework. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your supervision needs. I offer sessions outside in settings near Dunoon, online or on the telephone.
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).
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