I understand supervision as a space of mutual trust and respect between supervisor and supervisee for the purpose of safeguarding the welfare of the client and promoting supervisees’ professional development (by taking into consideration my supervisees’ developmental and individual needs and using terminology authentic to supervisees' theoretical orientation). My aim as a supervisor is to create safe, empathetic and non-judgemental environment to enable you to reflect on your clinical practice, to deal with ethical dilemmas in a professional and ethical way, to gain insights and a better understanding of your clients and client-counsellor relationship dynamics in order to maximise the effectiveness of the therapy you are providing to your clients and help you to develop, grow and fulfil your potential as a practitioner. In terms of techniques, I use dialogue, recognising of “parallel process” and incorporate creative elements, e.g. associations, metaphors, playing with words, drawing, themes from fairy tales and myths, archetypes, visualisation etc.
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.