What is clinical supervision for you? For some, it is a chore demanded by being a member of a professional organisation. For others, it is about problem solving. Maybe it’s a monitoring exercise that will hopefully keep us out of trouble or a challenging way to look at our work with clients to keep what we do fresh and exciting; a reminder of why we came into the profession, and of what keeps us there.
For me, any of the above can apply at different times, although I’m pleased to say it rarely feels like a chore. And if it does, that can generate some very useful discussion and reflection on practice that always leads to a feeling of growth and renewal.
I suspect the approach we take to supervision says plenty about the approach we take to our counselling work; and that is something I enjoy as a starting point to a supervisory relationship.
Having completed certificate training in supervision from the Macclesfield Counselling & Training Centre, I practice supervision in a relational and integrative way, using Hawkins & Shohet’s seven eyed model. My own counselling work is with individual adults, and I am currently available to supervise already qualified practitioners who also work with adults.
I mostly work online, but can consider options on face-to-face. Please ask.
Supervision fees: £50 for one hour, £65 for 90 minutes.
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.