Having had a total of 14 supervisors over the years, this has taught me about the deficits that can be felt in supervision, and has contributed to my choice to train as a relational supervisor. I work in a gestalt working towards personal growth and I have a certificate in Relational Supervision. The function and quality of our connection is important, for which I use both person centred and psychodynamic perspectives.
I supervise individual practitioners who work only with adults and those who work both with children and adults. As an art therapist, I offer art materials to enable the holding and exploration of hidden aspects of experience within a given situation, without judgement. I have experience in supervising at organisations which supply counselling to schools. I am starting to supervise small groups of counsellors, psychotherapists and art therapists. A supervision group counteracts the isolation which often comes with being a therapist. Further, being more fully witnessed and known in your practice with colleagues fertilises the ground supporting your personal and professional development. If you think you and your practice might benefit from my support, please get in touch.
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
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.
The British Association of Art Therapists
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.