Alison Reed Richards

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Counsellor & Supervisor MBACP (Accred.) MA, Dip.Counselling
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Curry Rivel, Somerset, TA10
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

Supervision details

Supervision (for counsellors & those in helping professions; Pastoral Supervision for Clergy). A professional requirement for those working as counsellors and psychotherapists, good supervision is a vital component in helping us develop our way of being in the world personally and professionally. Enabling and facilitating our self awareness, growing our ability to think for ourselves, connect deeply with others, becoming effective human beings, supervision has much to offer those who work in the helping professions – indeed anyone wishing to fulfil their innate potential and be the best human they can be. Supervision is a regular commitment; as part of a training programme or counselling profession requirement most usually at least once a month however for others in helping professions (teachers, nurses, doctors, lawyers, ministers of religion, social workers, carers, charitable volunteers etc) a bi-monthly, quarterly or half yearly supportive, reflective, committed space set apart from the routine of life and work can be as uniquely valuable. As a Supervisor my intention is to create a trustworthy working relationship, a spacious, reflective, thinking environment where we can rise to the challenge of working therapeutically or skilfully and helpfully with others, paying attention to self- and other-care, a relationship within which we can both thrive professionally and personally. My experience includes supporting counsellors, palliative care nurses, teachers, church leaders, and solicitors in their work with others. My training includes NCS Advanced Specialist Course (Certificate in Person-centred Supervision) and Clinical Supervision training with St. Margaret's Hospice. If you are looking for a Supervisor please get in touch and arrange an initial meeting to explore what you hope for and what I can offer. Fees: *Supervision (between 60 -120 mins dependent on frequency or request)  £ 50 – £80 *initial supervisory exploration session (45 – 60 mins) – no fee

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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).

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Curry Rivel, Somerset, TA10

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My therapy room is on the ground floor. There is one step up to enter the building. WC on the ground floor but not wheelchair accessible.

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My intention is to offer a reflective space; a trustworthy working relationship wherein we can rise to the challenges of working therapeutically .

Alison Reed Richards
Alison Reed Richards