Clare Allen

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Supervisor
DPS Counselling, MBACP (Reg)
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Bristol, BS7
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Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I offer supervision for individuals in the Bristol area. My original training in 2011 was in Integrative Relational Counselling, so I am familiar with a wide range of theories & techniques. However, I tend to use a Relational and Psychodynamic model. This means that I am interested in identifying and exploring the unconscious processes between counsellor and client. I have been in private practice for twelve years, working predominantly with adults on a long term basis.  In the past, I was a supervisor for staff at St Mungos, a homelessness charity based in Bristol and London.  I delivered both group and individual supervision for staff members and volunteers. I have been working within the mental health field for the past 20 years. During that time I have worked in various organisations such as; Bristol Drugs Project, The Salvation Army, St Mungo's and Knowle West Drug & Alcohol Service.  I am a Registered Member of BACP.

Please note that I have not undertaken specific supervision training, as it's not a prerequisite for providing supervision sessions. However, if you are in training as a therapist, your institution may request that your supervisor has specific training, so please do check this out. 

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.

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Type of session

In person
Online

I offer supervision for individuals in the Bristol area.

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Clare Allen
Clare Allen