As an integrative psychotherapist with a qualification in Person-Centred supervision my approach is to have a considered and yet spontaneous response to my supervisees’ work and their practice. I start from a position of trust in the practitioner and respect your training, experience and your in-depth knowledge of your own clients. We will explore together any issues that you may wish to bring, be that around client work, personal development and self-care or work-related issues. While supervisees bear the primary responsibility for their own practice I see my remit as helping you to work ethically, safely and to a recognised professional standard and framework (the BACP Ethical Framework being just one example). It’s really important that practitioners feel they are not alone in their practice and I aim to be as helpful and encouraging as possible. At times this may also include respectfully drawing attention to, and challenging, aspects of a supervisee’s practice. As in therapy, the relationship between supervisor and supervisee is all important and fostering that relationship is the key to successful supervision in my experience. The supervisory relationship I offer will enable you to be authentic about yourself and your practice and will foster your on-going development and self-belief as a therapist. I’m a principled and ethical therapist and always strive to meet the highest professional standards, an attitude I hope to model to others through my supervisory practice. Supervisees have let me know they also welcome my warm and down-to-earth approach and humour, when appropriate. I have a Post-graduate (PG) Certificate in Counselling Supervision. Having been a tutor on a BA degree in Counselling I have experience of supervising trainee counsellors on placement and of group supervision. I see supervisees in my therapy room in my own home but am happy to travel if that suits both parties. FeesQualified counsellors and psychotherapists: £55 per hour Students and trainees: £45 per hour
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).
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