I recieved my training in supervision from John Harris at the Manchester Gestalt centre. I believe the supervisory process to be a dynamic and interactive exchange. I have 14 years supervisory experience of Counsellors. I have written and implemented numerous supervisory manuals. I utilise and practice the cyclical model of supervision, providing training in supervision for hospital and service staff that have included medical officers, doctors, clinical psychologists (PhD level), psychologists, nurses, social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors. The cyclical model encompasses the five phases of Contract, Focus, Space, Bridge and Review. All counsellors supervised by me receive and develop their own personalised supervisory manual to assist and evolve their own understanding of the the supervisory process. This is achieved within a supportive and educative frame.The followng helped me understand my responsibilites toward the superivosry process in my early days: Supervision Criteria The supervisor ensures that the supervisor and supervisee make explicit their expectations and requirements of the supervisory relationship and their roles in that relationship Conflicts in that supervisory relationship are identified and addressed as they emerge Supervisees are encouraged to identify their practice issues and areas for improvement Supervisee's are facilitated in identifying their development needs and opportunities through regularly reviewing the process and use made of supervision Issues inappropriate to supervision are accurately identified and managed, these might be related to personal development or trainng The process and continued usefulness of supervision is regularly evaluated and appropriate adjustments made Supervisors and supervisee's ensure that they work within the limits of their competence The agenda for the supervision session is agreed at the beginning of each session The supervisee’s management of casework is reviewed and monitored to ensure effectiveness and competence Good practices is recognised and bad practice is constructively explored and ways of remedying it are clearly identified and monitored Supervision endings are planned and structured and unresolved issues are identified and further work discussed if appropriate Recording of notes happens in a way that best serves the interests of the client
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.