David Smith

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Supervisor
MSc MBACP(Accred)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Buxton, SK17
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I am an experienced counsellor and a qualified supervisor. I have worked in the third sector, private practice and for a number of Employee Assistance Providers. I also supervise others who work in those services.

If you are looking for a new supervisor and are either a qualified counsellor or a trainee, I hope that I can provide you with the space to explore and celebrate the successes of your work as well as give you time to think about and develop your practice. If you choose me as your supervisor, my aim is that you will find our sessions stimulating and empowering.

Good supervision relies on the development of a trusting relationship between those involved. I know this trust is vital when supervisees want to explore situations that have not gone as well as they might like.

I take a holistic approach to thinking about you and the work you are doing. So, in our sessions we will consider, not just your client work, but your well-being and also the environment in which you are working.

I am always interested in the ideas and approaches that are being developed to improve the delivery of therapy, and when working with you, I hope we can explore these to help keep our work fresh and interesting.

In my work prior to training as a counsellor, I was successful in helping people develop their potential to do their best work and that is what I hope to help anyone I supervise achieve and sustain.

If you would like to discuss having supervision with me then please give me a call and we can take things from there.  

My current fees are £75 for a 90minute session.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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.

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Type of session

In person
Online

I hope that I can provide you with the space to explore and celebrate the successes of your work as well as give you time to develop your practice.

David Smith
David Smith