My philosophy of supervision is that it is a contracted arrangement between a supervisor and supervisee, within which the supervisee feels supported whilst they discuss, in depth, their work with clients. For me, supervision is a joint venture inspiring the desire to attend to the needs of the client and the context in which they are presented. Supervision helps sustain the personal resourcefulness that is required to carry out the work as a counsellor or psychotherapist. It can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on requirement. Having supervised within CRUSE and other organisations, I obtained my Diploma in Relational Supervision from Ibis Consultancy and now offer both group and individual clinical supervision within my private practice. Individual charges are £45 per hour. £65 for the BACP recommended hour-and-a-half. Details of fees and arrangements for groups are available on request and are agreed collaboratively. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss an informal, free, no-obligation meeting.
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.