"It seems that whatever approach or method is used, in the end it is the quality of the relationship between supervisor and counsellor that determines whether supervision is effective or not . . . There needs to be a degree of warmth, trust, genuineness and respect between them in order to create a safe enough environment for supervision to take place."(Hunt 1998)
All my supervisors and supervisees have taught me one essential thing: that a commitment to authenticity is vital. Supervision can be rich and enjoyable at the same time as being challenging; it’s in those moments of discomfort that we discover most about the relationship between the client and ourselves. I don't counsel your clients by proxy: my focus is on how you feel and what you might be experiencing when you're with individual clients. Feeling secure enough to explore the difficult stuff - in the relationship between client and supervisee and in the relationship between you and me - requires confidence and respect from both of us.
I offer reduced fees for students. Groups are limited to 3 supervisees.
One to one supervision for students - £45 for 1 hour. £55 for 1 ½ hours.
Group supervision - £40 per person for 2 hours total (40 mins each. Group meets fortnightly.)
One to one supervision for qualified counsellors - £80 for 1 hour. £90 for 1 ½ hours.
For more details call 07717 845 115
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)
The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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.