What is Supervision? As a Supervisor I aim to provide a regular and supportive space to discuss your client work. I believe that the main purpose of supervision, is provide support for therapists to ensure that their clients' needs are being met and that ethical practice is being offered. Private practice can be very isolating or working within an agency and provide certain challenges, sometimes we can all experience feelings such as:
doubting our ability as a counsellor feeling confused or stuck Personal issues maybe clouding the client work we may feel too involved, or not connected feeling isolated or alone
Working Together I am an experienced counsellor and trained supervisor, offering supervision or personal therapy, to experienced or trainee counsellors, I aim to facilitate personal and professional development, together with maintaining a clear focus on the needs of the client. My approach is a relational and developmental approach, an equal and shared learning experience, where our work together facilitates clarity. This is collaborative work and it requires both parties to be willing and congruent to share internal experiences, for the benefit of the client work. This enables blind spots to be highlighted and to appreciate what may be being triggered in the client/therapist relationship, I also enjoy linking theory to practice. I aim to create an open environment, which promotes professional competencies and that is supportive and open to challenging. I believe it is the quality of the working relationship, rather than knowledge of any particular working model, that facilitates positive outcomes of supervision. Developing and Learning As your supervisor I do not hold all the answers not am I an expert. Rather I am willing to share my own experiences and learning to provide alternatives to what might be happening in your client relationship, My goal is always to provide support and a way forward. Sharing our experiences and learning provides a collaborative platform for contemporary approaches and thinking. Ethical Practice My aim is to build confidence, to facilitate competence and assist you in developing your own style and authority as a counsellor. Accentuating possible areas for personal and professional development in an accepting, nurturing and empowering way. I also uphold the compliance of the BACP ethical and professional standards. Individual Counsellors I offer supervision to individual counsellors either in training or qualified . To help you decide if I could be the right supervisor for you, I offer a complimentary appointment where we can explore the idea of working together. Counselling Supervision - for Groups It can be cheaper to have group supervision, for further information on group supervision, please contact me. Cost of Supervision Sessions 30 Minutes £45 60 Minutes £75 90 Minutes £90 I can offer a few lower costs places for trainee supervision, please ask for more details
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.