Karen Ratcliffe

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Supervisor
MBACP (Accred), Counsellor & Supervisor
Available for new clients
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Winscombe, Somerset, BS25
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

Finding the right supervisor to support your work can be a daunting process.  That's why I offer a free, no obligation, session to see if we are the right fit.

Like my counselling practice, my supervision practice is integrative - informed by a range of theoretical frameworks and models - and underpinned by a relational approach.  I have extensive experience of facilitating reflective practice groups and supervising individual counsellors, and other health & social care professionals, at all stages of their training and development.

Having spent five and a half years managing and developing a voluntary sector counselling service I have supervised and mentored many trainee counsellors and am passionate about supporting new therapists to develop and grow their counselling practice. Colleagues have described me as “solid” and I believe I bring warmth, empathy, intuition and sensitivity to all aspects of my work.   

With a keen interest in evidence-based practice, and in particular what factors influence the effectiveness of supervision, I have recently undertaken, and published, a systematic literature review into supervisees' perspectives and experiences of online supervision.  Working online has become increasingly common, in line with trends in digital health, and although this is still an emerging area for research, the review found little difference in effectiveness between in-person and online supervision.  Results suggest that the supervisory relationship is central to the quality and efficacy of supervision, regardless of how it is delivered.

Ratcliffe, K., & Kaluzeviciute-Moreton, G. (2023). Telesupervision in counselling and psychotherapy: a systematic review of the literature. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2023.2264480

If you are a trainee counsellor, experienced therapist or healthcare professional looking for reflective one-to-one supervision, or an organisation wanting to offer reflective practice/group supervision to your staff or volunteers, please get in touch. 

BACP
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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Winscombe, Somerset, BS25

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Finding the right supervisor to support your work can be a daunting process.

Karen Ratcliffe
Karen Ratcliffe