I believe supervision should offer an enriching and stimulating experience, where knowledge and understanding are shared in a collaborative manner.
I aim to offer a supportive and safe environment, be open and honest in an encouraging way and be proactive in providing insight.
My theoretical approach to supervision is guided by the framework of Hawkins and Shohet's seven eyed model, a reflective and relational approach, workable with any counselling or psychoanalytical modality.
I offer supervision for work with individuals and groups. For both experienced and trainee practitioners.
At present I supervise therapists in the local area and I largely work on a one to one basis.
I am currently involved with an organisation supporting neuro-diverse children (those with Autism and ADHD) and am aiming to support these children and their families. I am also aiming to support younger teenagers struggling with anxiety, ADHD and Autistic traits. I am also in the process of developing a counselling charity in my local area to support access to counselling for families with lower incomes. My background for the last 20 years has been within the prison service so I am familiar with any issue with the law and criminality.
Supervision is available at a cost of £50 per hour with some concessions to students.
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).
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