In my supervision relationship is at the very heart. Your relationship with yourself, the client and with me. I believe that supervision needs to feel safe and inspiring as well as challenging sometimes.
Support and unconditional positive regard is still the key element to helping us grow and become the best therapist we can be. I am continually working and researching ways to keep therapy alive and vibrant at the same time as timeless and stable.
There are lots of fun and creative ways to work with clients and we can explore those and have fun doing it. My biggest passion is that we are congruent and stay conscious of the way humans are all unique. We all have blind spots, core beliefs and influences and by becoming aware of how our life experience has shaped us we can be present for our clients.
The seven eyed model is the one that resonates with me the most because it pays attention to the client, you, the relationship between you and also the environment and the supervision.
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.