I Qualified as a Supervisor in 2012 after completing a diploma course with Cascade Associates. I offer one-to-one supervision and group supervision. I supervise qualified counsellors but I am also experienced in supervising student counsellors. I have found that group supervision with students is a particularly rich and supportive way to help on the journey towards becoming qualified.
My style of supervision is quite collaborative in the group setting. I initially enquire if anyone in the group has anything more pressing than the other members. Based on responses the time is divided up between each supervisee accordingly. I feel it is important for supervisees to feel supported in their role as counsellor for the work they do with their clients. It is vital that a supervisee can feel that they can bring any client issue, anything they doubt in themselves or any question regarding their work, without feeling criticised. There is no such thing as a stupid question! I believe that supervisees should feel comfortable in supervision and look forward to attending.
Fees Qualified counsellors Individual supervision £75 for 1.5 hours. Student counsellors Individual supervision £55 for 1.5 hours. Group supervision £40 per member for 2 hours. (min 2, max 4 members). Completion of the necessary supervisor paperwork for colleges as and when required is included in the fee.
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.