Richard Carroll

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M.A, BSc, MBACP Accd Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor
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Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
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Supervision details

Supervision - 'A space to breathe' I have experience supervising both trainee and fully qualified counsellors. My approach is informed by the ideas of Inskipp and Proctor which I have outlined below: 'Supervision is a working alliance between a supervisor and a counsellor in which the counsellor can offer an account of her/his work; reflect on it; receive feedback and where appropriate, guidance. The object of this alliance is to enable the counsellor to gain in ethical competence, confidence, compassion and creativity so as to give her/his best service to her/his client' (Inskipp & Proctor:1995) I am a qualified supervisor and hold a Level 6 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor (Individuals) I particularly like the above definition of supervision as it stresses the importance of the working alliance – the working relationship between the supervisor and counsellor. Counselling can be demanding, so I feel it is important for supervision to be a place where you (the counsellor) can be real and whole. Of course I want to hear about your successes, but I feel it is equally important for you to be able to talk openly about where you have struggled with a client – this can bring out a richness where you learn more about the client, yourself and your future counselling work.  My aim in supervision to create a relationship that is supportive, caring, non-judgemental and when necessary challenging – I have found that this allows for the most growth in supervisee's. For trainee counsellor's I wrote and lecture on a BSc (Hons) in Counselling and have taught counselling & psychotherapy since 2008. Being a lecturer means that I have experience of working with trainee counsellors' at different levels of experience; this has given rise to me gaining an understanding of what trainee counsellors' need from supervision at different times. Therefore, I ensure I am working within the supervisee's level of competence together with gently challenging and supporting their growth. For qualified counsellor's I also have experience working with qualified counsellors' at different levels of experience and training; my aim here is to ensure I am addressing the changing needs of the counsellor in supervision. For example it maybe that off-loading a demanding week is the focus of our session or you might be particularly fond of a client and are finding it hard to challenge them effectively, finding an alternative way to be challenging might be our focus in supervision. 

BACP
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
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14

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Supervision - 'A space to breathe' I have experience supervising both trainee and fully qualified counsellors.