Supervision is essential for sustaining good practice. Choosing your supervisor is an important task that requires research, reflection and a robust awareness of your own professional needs to ensure the safety of your clients and the integrity of your practice.
A fundamental part of providing high-quality, professional counselling is ensuring that each counsellor is appropriately clinically supervised. We provide supervision for counsellors and other professionals working with other individuals in a supportive way.
Supervision is separate from teaching. It may touch on the exploration of personal awareness and values but it should not become personal therapy.
Our supervisors offer the same high standards that we see in our counsellors. All of our supervisors have received professional and appropriate training. We also deliver a Supervision Diploma (integrative) through our training department.
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.