"Challenge comes from the supervisor's congruent, consistent acceptance rather than from her authority or judgement" (Lambers, 2000, in PCT Today)
I work entirely within the person-centred approach as a supervisor, a therapist, and previously as a tutor on the MSc / PGDip in Person-Centred Counselling at the University of Aberdeen. I aim to create and be part of a relationship based on respect, openness, and safety.
My multi-layered work allows me to be in a constant state of learning and openness to experience in a truly person-centred way. I find that my own learning sits so well alongside that of my supervisees; being a part of a collaborative relationship that is based on the Rogerian core conditions and a sense of equality and respect.
I'm very comfortable exploring the theory of the person-centred approach in relation to our counselling work and indeed find it helps to scaffold our experiencing on a firm basis of theoretical and experiential knowledge. My supervision is person-centred in that it will focus on you in relationship with your clients.
Our work will be in deepening your self-awareness, understanding, and practice in relation to your clients as it is through this relationship that therapeutic change will take place. Through exploring your work in a safe, held space, we will collaborate to create that same space for your clients.
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.