Choosing a Clinical Supervisor can often feel a little daunting and more often than not, we are required to find our own Supervisor to support our clinical work so choosing the right Clinical Supervisor is hugely important.
As professional and ethical Counsellors, we are all aware how important Clinical Supervision is to our clinical practice; it helps us to understand our own process with Clients, explore any challenges within clinical practice and also, helps us to remain resilient while working with Clients and adhering to the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions.
What to expect from Supervision - Using the 7 eyed-model (Hawkins & Shohet), my approach is to work in a normative, formative and restorative way; simply put, understanding your clinical work from an ethical viewpoint, educational input if appropriate and sharing of clinical interventions from experience and helping you to remain resilient and processing any challenges, or impacts from your clinical work or personal life.
My approach - I would describe this as working with a person-centred underpinning, with interventions such as Creative Therapies, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic approaches, Psychodrama, DBT and CBT - all where appropriate to support your clinical practice.
Commitment - I believe that Clinical Supervision is a commitment from both the Supervisor and Supervisee and my support is not only within the supervision session itself, but ongoing support outside of this time if needed. There are times when a concern appears within our clinical work and I am available to contact to support with this throughout the month.
Students - working with Students is a huge pleasure; watching Student Counsellors grow with confidence and develop professionally, I find, is an amazing experience and one I am passionate about. Student Counsellors will more often than not require a minimum of an hour each fortnight of Clinical Supervision to support their learning and developing practice (dependent upon the amount of Clients). Appointments will be protected, so put in the diary in advance, to ensure you have your requirements met as part of your training provider and in line with BACP requirements too.
Appointments are available in person, by Zoom or by telephone.
Why not book your FREE initial appointment (30 minutes), with no obligation to continue if I'm not the right Clinical Supervisor for you.
Qualified Counsellor Fee - £60 per session for Clinical Supervision (90 minutes).
Student Counsellor Fee - £35 per Clinical Supervision session (1 hour), with no additional fees for reports.
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.