I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Supervision from Temenos. I have extensive experience of the provision of Supervision in a number of different services including staff counselling services in the public sector, an FE/HE college, in a counselling service for young people, and at Nottingham Counselling Service. In my private practice at home I have supervised counsellors working in a wide range of settings including Primary Care, IAPTs, NottsSVSS, voluntary sector agencies, Hospices, bereavement services, university/college services, and private practice including a range of Employment Assistance Programme and insurance work. I am also provide 2nd tier supervision of other supervisors. Whilst my supervision training was Person-Centred I have supervised the work of counsellors from a wide range of theoretical approaches. As a Supervisor I aim to offer an environment in which supervisees feel free and supported to explore all that is relevant in their work as a counsellor. This may include: their clients and client issues; the counsellor/client relationship; the context in which counselling is taking place; the counsellor’s wellbeing, competence, resources and development; the impact of what may be happening in the supervisee’s life on their practice and the supervisory relationship with me. Supervision may also involve at times: an exploration of counselling theory with links to practice; tussling with ethical issues; identifying development needs or the need for personal counselling and of course, celebrating success. I see supervision as primarily a consultative relationship, and a space for review, reflection and development. As a person-centred practitioner the relationship is fundamental to me, and I work hard to develop open, honest, and trusting relationships with supervisees. I value and recognise the different contexts - social, cultural, and personal, in which we all live our lives and how this may impact upon the practice of supervisees and their clients. As a supervisor I am happy to work in a variety of ways, listening to taped work and for trainee counsellors, exploring their counselling in response to particular course requirements. I am also happy to work with counsellors in all that they need to do for future accreditation.I charge £60 per hour, and offer a limited number of concessionary places.
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.