Research has shown, time and time again, that the therapeutic alliance is the main factor for therapeutic change. So I see supervision as a similar space where peers come together to openly explore work in a way that supports your professional and ethical integrity as well as your personal and professional development. The overall aim is to enable you to feel more confident in your work with clients within the context of where that work takes place. I believe holding a holistic perspective of the clinical work best serves the client and allows the therapist to move freely in exploring client presentations within the world we live in. I use a number of integrated supervision models to help guide us in this process and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework and the guidance in the BACP Supervision Competence Framework. I am particularly interested in how clinical work impacts our own wellbeing and the way this interacts in the therapeutic relationship. I aim to support your understanding of self to be used a tool in improving the quality and authenticity of your work.
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.