You are no doubt reading my profile page because you are looking for an experienced and reliable supervisor, either for the first time, if you are a trainee or newly qualified therapist, or from a need to find a new supervisor or a supplementary one with specific expertise to help you support your valuable client work. Either way, let me tell you more about my experience, approach and areas of expertise.
In terms of supervision, I use Hawkins and Shohet 7 Eyed Model to frame and guide my work with supervisees. This applies to working online and face to face. I work collaboratively with the aim of fostering the best therapeutic support for the client. This, of course, embraces fostering your clinical skills, professional growth and personal welfare.
Critically, I believe, I also bring a wealth of my own experience gained from over eight years in a thriving private practice as well as in private organisational and charity environments. I practice integrative psychotherapy with a psychodynamic focus. Whilst I work across a range of client issues, I have invested in growing a specialism in complex trauma, including dissociative conditions.
Sessions are flexible within the normal working week and in order for you to get a feel and sense of how we could work together I offer a free session (up to 50 minutes) to discuss your supervision needs. Whilst I am finalising my learning, I am offering a discount on fees for the first 10 hours - £40 per hour.
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.