Supervision is a mechanism in which people that work in a helping capacity can gain access to a safe place to explore their caseload. It’s a place to seek out a fresh vision on the work you do and validate that the work you are doing with clients, patients or service users is safe, ethical and professional. Supervision can be a place for which helping professionals can seek refuge to find guidance in what can feel an overwhelming storm which they can’t control.
Through supervision, supervisees can gain perspective by working through each case one by one, calming the storm, introducing clarity and challenge to further enhance your practice. Supervision for me is a ‘luxurious necessity’ in which I feel empowered and have someone to check in with that my practice is professional and ethical even though I believe it is. My interest in becoming a supervisor was to be able to give this same gift I have been given; that is to create a space in which a therapist can feel safe and explore their practice and be challenged in a creative way.
Supervision felt like the next step in my career as a therapist, I am very passionate about Counselling and I would like to channel this passion further by providing supervision. Supervision is an integral part in upholding the standards of the counselling profession through gatekeeping and evaluating both qualified and trainee counsellors. As the counselling profession doesn’t have a policing system or an ombudsman process in place, supervision acts as a safety mechanism to ensure all therapists are practicing ethically and professionally and ultimately keeping clients safe from bad practice.
The main component of Supervision and the most important aspect of supervision for me is the relationship. I offer both group and individual supervision to qualified and trainee Counsellors, I also run CPD groups and workshops in the Birmingham area.
Please feel free to email or call me to discuss any of the services I offer or if you would like to book a free initial meeting to discuss Supervision.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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.