I am a Supervising Member of GPTI and I am recognised as a Training Supervisor of both GPTI and UKCP. The general philosophical principles underlying my approach to supervision are around the safeguarding and well-being of the supervisee, the supervisee's clients and the profession. Supervision is educational, clinical and about safety and ethics. It can also support advancement of the profession through research and expression of ideas. I encourage inclusion of diversity considerations where appropriate and I respect the supervisee as an experienced person in life and as a professional person bringing their own unique insights. The position that I take is one of respect for the relationship that the supervisee has with their clients. There is also a necessity for me to raise boundary issues from time to time in the service of the above principles underlying my supervisory role.
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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.