Jacqueline Bird

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MBACP Accredited Counsellor
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York YO26 & Thirsk YO7
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Supervision details

I work as an integrative supervisor, which means I am able to draw upon a range of theories and approaches. Supervision provides practitioners with regular and ongoing opportunities to reflect in depth all aspects of their practice in order to work as effectively, safely and ethically as possible. Supervision also sustains the personal resourcefulness required to undertake client work.I particularly specialise in supervising the work of couples, children and young people and like to work creatively to explore together new ideas and ways of working. Some supervisees prefer not to work in a creative context and this is something I totally accept and appreciate, there are so many ways of working that there is no need to push any particular idea. When working with students in training it is an ethical  supervision requirement that I work collaboratively with training and placement providers in order to ensure that the trainees work with clients satisfies professional standards  The relationship in supervision is very important to me, working with supervises to build trust, helping them to feel safe to explore what they need, listening to them with congruence and offering a collaborative approach where we can explore together by having meaningful conversations that support both the development of self and the relationship with the client.  As a qualified online counsellor I am able to supervise online and telephone work for those who meet the competency framework outlined by BACP.I also facilitate groups where counsellors, practitioners, school staff teams meet together to gain professional support from each other, an opportunity to share new ideas, to feel heard and understood, and to explore sound ethical practice.     Individual supervision sessions are usually a minimum of 1.5 hours per calendar month for BACP accredited members, and for students a minimum of 1.5 hours per calendar month, at a ratio of 8 hours counselling to 1 hour supervision, with supervision every 2 weeksGroup supervision is usually 1.5 hours per month.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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York, North Yorkshire, YO26

Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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I offer counselling sessions in York, Thirsk and Leeds, each premises is accessible. For those who are unable to travel I am able to offer online counselling or telephone counselling.

Type of session

In person

I work as an integrative supervisor, which means I am able to draw upon a range of theories and approaches.

Jacqueline Bird
Jacqueline Bird