Orla Gardam

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MA MBACP(Snr Accred)Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Wokingham RG40 & London W1G
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor. I have been supervising Counsellors and Psychotherapists for 20 years in a variety of settings throughout my career including a Drug and Alcohol Rehab Unit, within the NHS and in Private Practice. I bring a flexible and understanding approach to my supervisory relationships offering a relaxed and supportive environment for Counsellors and Psychotherapists to explore the work they are doing with their clients. I am committed to supporting your ongoing development and learning as a practitioner. I have a good understanding of students in placement needs as far as college expectations and reports are concerned.  I use Proctor's three-function interactive model as the core approach to my Supervision work. The Normative, Formative and Restorative (management, learning and support) elements of this model ensure that each supervision session meets your specific needs.  I  have a British Psychological Society Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision, SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence) SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision and online working. Level 3 (Advanced) with Assessed Academic and Clinical Competence I am the Clinical Supervisor and part of the tutor team for CPCAB L4 Diploma in Counselling at a local college. I offer Clinical Supervision for individuals and small groups. Supervisor Collaboration  The importance of Supervision for our counselling work is a concept that is understood ethically and also to ensure the Normative, Formative and Restorative needs we have are being met. The Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions tells us the following as part of the Supervision section. 62. Supervision requires additional skills and knowledge to those used for providing services directly to clients. Therefore supervisors require adequate levels of expertise acquired through training and/or experience. Supervisors will also ensure that they work with appropriate professional support and their own supervision. My practice offers dedicated space for supervisors to bring their supervision work for Collaboration to ensure continued professional and personal development. Wokingham Supervision Individual and Groups 1 hour - £70  1.5hour - £80. Group Supervision Rates depend on session length and group number. Maximum group size of four.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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80 Easthampstead Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40

Type of session

In person

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor.

Orla Gardam
Orla Gardam