With a CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Counselling Supervision and many years clinical practice as a counsellor, I have worked as a supervisor for almost ten years, both in the NHS and also in private practice. I have experience of working with counsellors at every stage of their career, from trainees just starting out with their first clients to experienced clinicians.
As a role model for best clinical practice, with a view to being normative, formative and restorative, I see supervision as a rich and collaborative process with the safety and best interests of all parties at its heart. I therefore aim to provide a reliable and trustworthy supervisory space in which supervisees feel supported and safe enough to explore not just their client work openly, but also their own reflections and processes.
My supervision practice is underpinned by my humanistic, person-centred core training and informed by extensive CPD and additional training in other therapeutic approaches.
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.