Paul West

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BSc (Hons) MBACP (Accred) Integrative Therapy & Supervision.
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU1 3EN
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

All counsellors and psychotherapists are required by their accrediting bodies to consult and actively reflect upon their clinical work with an experienced supervisor on a regular basis. This relationship gives an opportunity for an open discussion of any difficulties the therapist is facing, promotes professional development and ensures that the therapist is working in line with the law and ethically in the best interests of their clients. I am a qualified CPCAB L6 trained therapeutic supervisor and work with clinical therapists, along with other NHS helping professionals from a variety of agencies and theoretical orientations including person-centred, psychodynamic, integrative, gestalt, CBT and drama therapists. I offer both individual and group supervision to therapists, both those in training and those who are qualified. I am an accredited BACP member and supervise in accordance with the BACP's Ethical Framework.  I am a qualified Senior Professional Member and Supervisor with ACTO (Level 3) using the learning outcomes that are mapped to the BACP competences for telephone and e-counselling. I base my supervisory model on Hawkins and Shohet’s '7 eyed model' meaning I actively hold in mind and consider 7 aspects of therapeutic work: the client; the therapeutic techniques used by the therapist; the relationship between client and therapist; the therapist’s process; the relationship between the therapist and supervisor; the supervisor’s process; the wider context (both organisational and societal).

I also use aspects of Page and Wosket’s cyclical model in that I seek a clear supervisory contract, to structure each session with a mutually agreed focus, and will explicitly ask supervisees how reflection in supervision will be applied in the counselling room.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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.

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Suite 318, K2 Tower (formerly Kingston House), 60 Bond Street, Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU1 3EN

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Due to my counselling room being on the third floor there is lift access from street level. There is a waiting area if you arrive early. There is car parking across the road (Albion Street Car Park) and many bus stops directly outside the building.

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Type of session

In person

I am available for F2F supervision within the town centre, along with qualified ACTO (Level 3) supervision online and via telephone.