My philosophy of supervision is to develop a person-centred relationship where the supervisee’s needs and well-being are the focus of a working alliance. Within an existential orientation this includes providing a setting that enables the monitoring of client work together with consideration of personal practitioner development. This is to insure that the supervisee experiences themselves as held and trusted and the relationship as secure and safe. I also see supervision as a developmental process where the therapist/client relationship is modelled in the supervisor/supervisee relationship. This is so in existential terms in questioning what the relationship is achieving and what is being experienced by all participants. My experience of being a supervisor tells me that it involves a reciprocal process requiring supervisory practice centred around mutual reflective learning. With the BACP Supervision guidelines in mind my approach is also to provide an adequate measure of consultancy that ensures good practice and client safety. This enables the supervisee to have the confidence to be creative and spontaneous in their work knowing that a monitoring process is available as they progress.
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.