I am a qualified, experienced Supervisor and provide individual and group supervision to Counsellors, Psychotherapists and other professionals. I provide supervision to trainee, new and experienced therapists, drawing on my experience of working in organisations and privately, as well as on my training.
I see the two main purposes of supervision as:
• to protect the welfare of the people you work with
• to support you and to assist your personal and professional development.
Both these elements are equally important in order to ensure the well-being of clients, practitioners and the profession.
I feel strongly that anyone who has a responsibility for or involvement with the well-being of others will benefit from an opportunity to explore their work and the impact it has on them in a safe, confidential setting. Working with other's distress can take it's toll on us and exposes us to the possibility of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. Most of us know the old oxygen mask adage - if there is a problem on an aeroplane and the oxygen masks drop, you must put your own on before attempting to help others with theirs. You will be no use to them if you can't breathe.
This advice applies to all who help others for a living. The practitioner needs to be healthy and cared for themselves in order to do their job. It is for this reason that I provide supervision not only to Counsellors and Psychotherapists but also to other helpers.
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.