I qualified in 2012 with a CPCAB Level 6 in Therapeutic Supervision. With an integrative humanistic approach I facilitate safe supervisory space to individual and group private practitioners, trainee counsellors, and organisations who are in the mental health or caring professions, both face to face and online. Good supervision is paramount when working in the helping professions. YOU are the 'instrument of your trade' and your well-being and professionalism is important to enable you to be present and effective with your clients, providing them with a high quality service. Often we ignore the 'grey areas' that exist when engaging in exploration of client material and miss out on the opportunity to grow in our professional and personal awareness, which ultimately can help with clients that become stuck or are carrying unconscious material. Underpinned with Inskipp and Proctors' Tasks of Supervision (Normative, Formative and Restorative) and Hawkins and Shohets' 7 Eyed Supervision Model, (Focus on the client, interventions, relationship, therapist process, supervisory relationship, supervisor process and wider context.) you can address the multi-dimensional levels of your diverse client work and gain insight for your practice, ensuring safe-guarding and enabling optimum well-being for both you and your clients. I have worked continuously as a counsellor since 2002 and have been in private practice for 10 years. I became BACP Accredited in 2012. I also have a CPCAB Level 5 Certificate qualifying me as a professional Young Person's Counsellor. I have a SEPT Accredited Foundation Certificate in Family Therapy which underpins my parent support work. I have an NVQ Level 3 in Tackling Substance Misuse and extensive experience in working with addictions, including gambling. Additionally, I have undertaken extensive training in trauma work and the healing of symptomatic effects to client's physical and mental health. This includes AIT (Advance Integrative Therapy- energy psychotherapy). I have also undertaken vocational training in working with couples and offer psychotherapy and counselling to young people, adults, couples and support and mediation to families. Having worked as part of a multi-agency team for eight years, I gained extensive experience of participating in statutory and third sector supervisory support, working with clients who had varying complex needs. In addition to this, I initiated 'Good Practice' support meetings, facilitating and targeting areas of professional and personal development for practitioners. Other areas:Understand your emphatic and energetic connections Develop confidence in using creative and therapeutic interventions Develop awareness in working with attachment Develop awareness in trauma and neurobiology Develop awareness in working with transference Working with diversity Discover strategies in conserving your energy Take care of your personal self Optimise your professional presence and development Fees: £55 per hour. £75 per 90 mins. Concessions negotiable for Counselling Students, Supervisory Trainees and Volunteers with low income. Please check out my website: www.freshfocuscounselling.co.uk or call on 07769539340 today for an non-obligation chat.
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.