My supervisory work is integrative and under-pinned by humanistic philosophy. This means that I hold the view that through increased awareness and understanding of our behaviours, thoughts and feelings we can find ways of enhancing our potential for psychological growth. Within my role as supervisor I recognise that the quality of the relationship is fundamental to how myself and supervisees will build trust and create a space in which we feel secure enough to be authentic, collaborative and free to communicate the processes that will support positive client outcomes As a supervisor, I work with student counsellors as well as experienced practitioners and supervisors. Although my personal/professional philosophy will be consistent within all of these relationships, I recognise that supervisees will have individual needs from the arrangement. I honour that whether someone is a student or highly qualified, that they will bring to supervision and their practice a lived social, cultural, work and personal wisdom. All practitioners will have areas in which they want to evolve and vulnerabilities that need an opportunity to be acknowledged. Through an accepting, honest and congruent supervisory relationship supervisees are able to develop their own unique professional identity which may change with learning, experience and the passing of time. My role is to help integrate ethical frameworks within practice while allowing the supervisee to gain confidence through reflective practice and explore client concerns in a way that is respectful, open and useful. For all supervisees, supervision is developmental and helps to maintain good standards of practice and evidences commitment to a professional and responsible profession. It can also be creative, enjoyable, stimulating and affirming. In supervision I combine a number of theoretical models which include: Brigid Proctor's Clinical Model, Hawkins & Shohet's Seven-Eyed Process Model and Harris & Brockbank's Integrative Approach. I have been supervising individuals and groups since 2011 and completed an MSc in Supervision and Consultation: Psychoanalytic Approaches in 2016 - University of Surrey and I have an OCST Diploma for Online Counselling Supervision. For individuals my fee is £60 per hour or pro rata. I offer in person, online and telephone supervision. Please contact me if you would like to find out more about my approach.
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.
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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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