I am an accredited member of the BACP and hold a Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision. I have experience in both private and agency practice including work with young people as well as adults; previous to qualifying as a counsellor, I had over ten years experience of supporting and managing helping professionals in education and counselling. I offer supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors or psychotherapists, as well as others working closely with vulnerable people in educational or care settings. I am trained in the Hawkins's and Shohet's model, 'Supervision in the Helping Professions', a strongly systemic framework which offers levels of enquiry and exploration at the many different levels of relationship that exist between counsellors and their clients and between supervisor and supervisee, as well as the wider contexts these exist within. I work within the BACP's ethical framework, and I hold a Diploma in Counselling Psychology from Manchester Metropolitan University and a MA in Counselling Studies from The University of Manchester, both gained with Distinction. I work eclectically from a humanistic perspective, valuing curiosity, relational depth and Mick Cooper's concept of 'welcoming the other' (2009). I have experience of working with both adults and young people and on both a short and long term basis. I believe that supervision needs to be a creative collaboration between the supervisee and myself and that the quality of the relationship we create together is fundamental to this. I will do all I can to offer you a relationship based on empathy, respect and congruity where we can explore your experience of working with your clients and discover creative ways forward. I am happy to discuss how I might successfully work with you over the telephone or by email and offer a thirty minute face to face appointment at no cost. My rate for supervision for qualified counsellors and other professionals is £55 an hour, £75 for an hour and a half; for trainees I offer discounted rates of £50 an hour, £70 for an hour and a half.
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.
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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).
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