My Clinical Supervision Practice. I achieved my Diploma in Clinical Supervision in 2011. The supervisee’s I have worked with - trainee, newly-qualified and experienced counsellors and therapists -have been based in schools, colleges, higher education, youth work settings and private practice. I have also supervised practitioners working in the broader helping professions, e.g. social workers, teachers, youth workers, advice workers and a manager of a student welfare department. As a supervisor I provide what Page and Wosket called the Space (in their Cyclical Model). “This is the heart of the supervision process, the part of supervision in which reflection, exploration, recognition, insight and understanding can all occur.” (1994:103). I trained as an Integrative Supervisor, appreciating the myriad theoretical ways one can work with and help clients to achieve their therapeutic goals. My style is less approach-specific, while keeping faithful to the core conditions of the Person-Centred Approach (PCA) as a foundation. Below describes my philosophy of practice as a clinical supervisor. “The function of the supervisor...is to create the atmosphere that will enable the supervisee to find his or her own style of being a therapist. By doing so the supervisor also models the growth-promoting environment of congruence, acceptance and empathy.” (Bowen 1986:296) References Bowen, M. (1986) ‘Personality Differences and Person-Centred Supervision’, Person-Centred Review, Vol 1, No.3, 291-309. Page, S and Woskett, V (1994) Supervising the Counsellor. A Cyclical Model (2nd edition). East Sussex, Routledge.
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.