I know from my own experience that finding the right supervisor for our current practice, stage of development and support needs is vital. As a senior BACP accredited supervisor, I can offer you over 20 years of supervision experience, having worked in a wide variety of settings, including private practice, the not-for-profit sector, higher and further education, physical and mental health settings, abuse agencies, schools and young peoples services. I provide individual and group supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists in training, newly qualified or with many years of experience. I also work with managers, coordinators and practitioners who want to reflect on their work away from their organizations. My approach to supervision depends on your needs and preferred learning styles. Generally, however, I use integrative models of supervision, including Hawkins and Shohet, Inskipp and Proctor, and Clarkson, as well as more transpersonal perspectives.
As an experienced tutor and lecturer, I can provide substantial theoretical as well as practical knowledge and experience. I worked at Bristol University for 16 years as a lecturer and supervisor on the MSc in Counselling and also at the Psychosynthesis Trust in London on the MA in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy. Currently, I work as a tutor for Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BCPC) on the Diploma in Counselling and for Metanoia in London on the MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes. If you require support for research projects at Diploma and Masters levels, I may also be able to help. My major research interests include transpersonal approaches to counselling and psychotherapy and especially psychosynthesis; living with potentially terminal and chronic illnesses, including HIV infection and cancer; bereavement and grief; and counselling for LGBTQ communities. I am interested in new paradigm research methodologies, with specific focus on heuristic, narrative and autoethnographic approaches, as well as transpersonal perspectives on research. My aim as a supervisor and tutor is to provide the correct balance of support and challenge for each individual so that you can celebrate successes, explore difficulties and problematic issues, increase your therapeutic competence, ensure ethical practice, and feel restored. I also aim to enable your own internal supervisor and to develop your reflective and reflexive abilities.
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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.