Qualifications and Experience I have worked since 2002 as a supervisor. I have my own counselling and supervision practice which is tailored for individuals, couples, groups and organisations. I completed a PhD in Psychology in 2003 and have many national and international publications. I am a Chartered Psychologist and Accredited Registered Counsellor. I completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision at Derby University in 2011. Supervision is vital to effective and safe counselling practice. It is a process that develops counsellors' skills and abilities and encourages them to reflect on their ways of working with clients in a safe environment. I am committed to providing this supervision to work using: Person Centred, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural, and Psychodynamic approaches. I am also able to bring my academic knowledge and research skills into supervisory sessions. Supervision should be a supportive process for counsellors to encourage awareness of working practices and the effect of these on both clients and counsellors. Supervision provides support, offers stability, reinforces boundaries and ensures individuals are working safely, ethically and to the highest professional standards. As an experienced professional in the field of research ethics, having been a member of the NHS Health Research Authority research ethics committee since 2005, I am very experienced in this field. I am a qualified experienced supervisor. I offer supportive reflexive supervision.My academic and practice background enables me to offer sound, supportive supervision. I have experience with trainee counsellors through to experienced professionals. Please contact me if you would like to discuss supervision. I offer all prospective supervisees a free initial introductory session. This provides us both with the opportunity of discussing future arrangements and deciding whether we wish to work together.
British Psychological Society
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).
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