I am a qualified Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Supervisor. I specialise in both High and Low Intensity CBT and can work with general CBT practitioners or practitioners who desire to sustain the IAPT protocol and principles. In addition, I can offer support to practitioners with an Integrative approach to counselling. As you are aware, supervision is a complex practice since its structures varies within therapeutic orientations. However, within my practice I am to provide a structured, affirming and supportive space that is interpersonally focussed on client content, therapeutic care and the development of our practice as professionals. To facilitate our working practice, I will invite you to support this approach by taking responsibility for creating a space where we can see ourselves as collegial partners working collaboratively to improve personal reflection and reflexivity in order to aid our development. As a matter of practice, I use H.A.S.Q scores after supervision sessions to monitor the effectiveness of our work together and collaborative effort.
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.