Supervision is a vital source of support, learning and an opportunity to dive into all the different elements of the work we are doing with our clients. Supervision should be a collaborative process, whereby therapist and supervisor explore the work together, to work towards the best outcome for the client, whilst supporting the on-going development and well-being of the therapist. I offer supervisees a contained space, without judgement, where they are able to bring the highs and lows of their work and reflect on the different elements involved from these different perspectives. A good supervision session will leave both supervisee and supervisor feeling energised, engaged and passionate about the important work that we are doing. My approach to supervision is loosely based on the Seven-Eyed Model of Supervision (Peter Hawkins & Robin Shohet in 1985). The Seven-Eyed Model of Supervision is a model that includes a focus on the relationships between client and therapist and between the therapist and supervisor, along with how these fit into the wider context. The seven eyes are: 1. Focus on the client in terms of what they bring and how they present - what actually happened in the session. 2. Focus on interventions - how the therapist intervened and why those interventions were used. How useful were they? 3. Focus on the relationship between the client and the therapist. 4. Focus on the therapist’s process. 5. Focus on the relationship between the therapist and the supervisor. 6. The supervisor focusing on their own process. 7. Focus on the wider context in which the work is happening and how this might be impacting the work. Sessions can be either 60 minutes or 90 minutes. Sessions can be face to face at Hamblys Natural Health Centre, Wadhurst, East Sussex or online via Zoom. Supervision fees are £65 for 90 minutes and £45 for 60 minutes. I offer a limited number of reduced fee supervision spaces for those on low incomes or trainees. Feel free to ask for more information about this.
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.