I completed my Supervision Certificate as part of my Msc in Counselling at Salford University. My original training was Person Centred, but I have studied Brief Solution Focus Therapy, CBT and TA and would now describe myself as offering an Integrated Therapy tailored to my client's needs. I have trained Student Counsellors and worked with both individual Supervisees and with Groups of Supervisees. I would hope to offer my Supervisees a safe place to explore their counselling work. I will offer the opportunity to talk about client work, exploring interventions and also thoughts and emotions in response to the client and circumstances around the therapy work. I would hope to offer an open process where Supervisees can feel safe to look at their work without being judged, but where they can feel supported and helped about any concerns they may have related to their client work. We can also consider aspects of further training and review cpd.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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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