I gained a certificate in supervision 2017/2018 with Jenny Biancardi. However I have been practising in counselling/psychotherapy for 22 years in different settings; GP practices, Substance misuse services, community settings - working with individuals and groups of people with multiple complex issues. My particular interest has been in this latter area and I am produced a training course which will help counsellors and volunteers to consider the different needs of this client group in their work e.g. work with trauma, practical issues and creative approaches. Since training I have enjoyed practising supervision and encouraging counsellors in their work. My model is at core Person Centred, however I do sometimes draw from other models, including TA relationship models, CBT and action work. I also believe that supervision is a useful space to help workers to consider their own self care, nurture and professional development. I aim to provide a warm and comfortable space to bring all of the self. I love to work creatively and supervision is an ideal space to experience this for yourself if you would like to introduce more creative ways of working into your practice. This could include using art or collage as a media for example or using things like sand tray work, stones, images etc. These can be particularly useful in supervision as we look at the relationship between client and therapist even if you don’t want to practice this way yourself. However this will be offered and is not compulsory. I currently work week days when my latest appointment is 4.30pm and some Saturdays for those who can’t get time out of their job to be able to access supervision comfortably. I work from home in Trimdon, where I have a room set up for counselling and supervision and parking is easily available.
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.
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