I offer person-centred supervision. The session length can be set to your requirements. My standard rate is £60 per 50 minute session. If you need to contact me between sessions, you can text me to arrange a short consultation by telephone at no extra charge, or to arrange a sooner supervision session if there is an emergency or something that cannot wait until the next session - this may be face to face, ZOOM or by telephone. I understand supervision from within a person-centred framework. Therefore I believe that each one of us are essentially trustworthy, that we all have a formative tendency that impels us towards growth, that we are all experts on ourselves and that when we are supported within a supervisory relationship that provides certain conditions, we know best how to achieve our growth and personal and professional development. I see personal development as integral to professional development. It includes developing an internal locus of evaluation (trust in one’s inner perceptions and intuition); acceptance of self and others and the capacity to put aside one’s own views and feelings in order to understand how something is from another person’s perspective. As a person-centred supervisor I will be interested in supporting you as supervisee in your continuing process of developing congruence, in order to support you to work with your clients at relational depth. Another aspect of professional development where supervision may be valuable is a peer discussion regarding what may be useful for you in terms of reading and further training. Collaborative supervision involves myself as supervisor and you as supervisee engaging together to understand and to explore supervisory material such as the relationships between you and your clients, any ethical issues and your professional development. This is a joint process and it is understood that each of us has something important to bring to this enquiry. As a person-centred practitioner I understand that a warm, trusting and respectful relationship is likely to best support a collaborative supervisory process. I hope that you will experience me as warm and valuing of you as a person-who-is-a-counsellor, and that our supervision sessions are a space where you will come to feel safe to explore your vulnerabilities as they relate to your client work and counselling role. I will aim to be congruent in the supervisory relationship with you, so that I am willing to share my awareness of what I am experiencing whilst with you, when therapeutic or helpful. Whilst offering acceptance and a deep valuing of you, I will be willing to give you honest feedback when necessary, and to listen and hear any personal feedback from you and welcome discussion. I consider it essential that you feel comfortable enough within supervision to be self reflective and to explore your client work openly, including areas that you are uncertain about or that you feel unhappy with. Ethical dilemmas can often occur in client work, and supervision is a space which can support the working through of these. Using whichever ethical framework your subscribe to, we can look at the situation non-judgementally (holding ourselves in unconditional positive self-regard) so as to reach a conclusion about the best possible way forward. I feel it is important to be aware of our own thoughts and feelings behind any ethical issues - for example with ethical boundary issues, and an opportunity to explore openly and with purpose the function the boundary serves in supervision may bring awareness about its relevance to a particular circumstance. I hope this page is helpful in making your decision about whether to come to me for supervision. If you have any questions please feel free to phone or e-mail me.
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.