“I offer to my supervisees the same as what I expect from my supervisor – Mutual respect, a boundaried session, freedom to express – a voice that can be heard, congruence, understanding, effective challenging, relevant interpretations, support, a learning environment, exploration – of transference and counter-transference and to be pro-active and not re-active” Hello, my name is Lesley, I am an experienced and a professionally qualified Integrative psychotherapist and a qualified Clinical Supervisor for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). I am committed to working within their ethical principles and I regularly attend courses to enhance my personal development and keep abreast of an ever changing environment. I have experience in working with adults and children for both time limited and long term interventions. I offer individual and group supervision, privately and within agency settings. I bring to supervision my experience of working in voluntary and the private sector holding a variety of roles; in depth experience of a range of therapeutic orientations; and experience working with people from a variety of cultures and walks of life. I see supervision as a collaborative process, within which I encourage supervisees to explore all issues that concern them in their work. My aim as a supervisor is to support you in this challenging vocation; guide you in working ethically for the best interests of your clients; widen your self-awareness as a therapist and encourage you to build upon your skills. I support each practitioner to discover and consolidate their unique strengths and professional identity. I acknowledge the importance of unconscious process and how it may be revealed through paying attention to the therapeutic relationship. I also acknowledge that our identities are shaped by forces that are physical and neurobiological, emotional, intellectual, and transpersonal. I work with the knowledge that our inner worlds are profoundly impacted by social, cultural and economic factors. My approach is integrative giving opportunity to draw on Psychodynamic, Humanistic, CBT, SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy) and Gestalt modalities. My supervision style has matured and been influenced by a variety of gifted supervisors. I am grateful to them for their insights which has widened my understanding and provided me with the opportunity to view issues revealed by my clients from a different perspective which in turn enhances the therapeutic relationship between my clients and me. I work on the outskirts of Maidstone and in Bromley Kent. I offer reduced fees to students currently studying on a counselling course and those on a low income. Please call me on 07762 628283 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. I work on the outskirts of Maidstone and in Bromley Kent. My fees: £40 - £60 per hourI offer reduced fees to students currently studying and counsellors with proven low income. Please call me on 07762 628283 or email me at email@example.com to make an appointment.
The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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.