Supervision is a vital part of a therapists clinical practice, in terms of personal development as well as professional development and, mirroring the therapeutic relationship, trust, warmth and acceptance are crucial components of the supervisory relationship. I feel supervision should evolve in accordance with the practitioners unique experience and needs. Although, ultimately for the protection of clients- supervision is about allowing the space and time for a practitioner to reflect on their own thoughts/ feelings/ behaviours in relation to the client and client work (transference/counter transference), thus keeping themselves safe- and separate from the clients own experiencing. Supervision in this sense is to hold, to reflect, to explore, to challenge (very gently), to develop and to be. It is not to be dictated to, or judged, but to be contained, supported and nurtured in a way that most enhances personal and professional development. I offer supervision to therapists at all levels of experience, working with clients across the broad spectrum of life experience, culture and diversity. Please feel free to call/ email anytime for a general discussion or to arrange an initial meeting
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.