Vicky Chalk - Counselling Supervisor I am a BACP accredited counsellor and as a counselling supervisor I work within the BACP's ethical framework for good practice. I offer counselling supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors. I completed the Westminster Pastoral Foundation Certificate in Supervision in 2009 and since 2008 have provided counselling supervision to volunteer counsellors on placement at a local university. As a supervisor I aim to provide a contained space within which I can support, encourage and if appropriate challenge the client work of the supervisee. I hope in turn the supervisee will feel able to question their counselling practice in order to develop their therapeutic competence. I offer supervision on short and long term counselling work with individual clients. I have a working knowledge of both psychodynamic and client centred counselling theory and would also consider supervising practitioners from other humanistic backgrounds. My fee is £50 per hour, however the initial session is free of charge with no obligation on either side, so that we can find out if we are comfortable working together.
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.