I am a qualified and experienced supervisor and hold an OCN Certificate in Supervision facilitated by Lisa Mass Counselling in Buckinghamshire. My approach to supervision is based on the 7-eyed model by Hawkins & Shohet which considers the relationship between client and counsellor, emotional responses to the client, the counsellor’s own process and interventions. I also draw from the CLEAR Supervision model by Peter Hawkins.
I am passionate about the need for good quality supervision and feel strongly about supervisors being adequately qualified and not just drifting into it from counselling. I strive to ensure the supervisee/supervisor relationship is an equal one and endeavour to work in a collaborative manner.
The supervision I offer is individual one to one and face to face. It takes place in my dedicated therapy room at Creech St Michael, near Taunton, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Experience has taught me that finding the right supervisor for your practice is vital but I also recognise that the search for the right person can be daunting and even a little scary. That is why I offer a free 45 minute meeting so that we can get to know each other a little and gain get an understanding of what you need from supervision and what I can offer.
The cost of Supervision is based on £45 for an hour and a half. Concessions for student counsellors may be available.
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.