I have worked as a supervisor since gaining a Diploma in Supervision over 12 years ago and love the work that I do with fellow counsellors. I engage with therapists who have their own private practices; those who are students on placement; and those working in voluntary agencies.As a supervisor I enjoy being with counsellors as they try to understand the work that they are engaged in with their clients, and to support them through the challenges that they experience as a result. We are human, and sometimes our stories and experiences 'bump' into those of our clients and it's important to be able to separate the two. We can't always see clearly for ourselves what's going on and supervision is a good place to be open to discovering that. I aim to co-create an atmosphere between us where opportunities for professional growth and development takes place in safety and where we can be open and honest with each other.I hope that this happens in an environment where giving and receiving feedback is encouraged and part of this will involve nurturing a space where experimentation and creativity may thrive in safety. Whether you are a private practitioner, or work within an agency setting, I will help you to work within the New Ethical Framework as set out by BACP, 2018 or share whatever ethical guidelines your professional body requires of you. Where appropriate, I will also work with you to adhere to your agency guidelines. If you are a student, I will give support for your learning and provide information and reports to your training bodies as required.Supervision is the place to off load some of the material that is brought to you and where you can gain some fresh perspective on your work. As such, it's really important that you find the right person to work alongside you thus helping you while looking after your client's well-being too.
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.