Jill Punton

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Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12
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Supervision details

As in my counselling work, I offer supervisees a non-judgemental, empathic space to explore all aspects of their client work.  My aim is to offer a supportive, holding, collaborative space for counsellors to bring themselves and their work with clients. A space for exploration and challenge. For me, it feels very important that supervision is for the counsellor and it is a space for reflection on supervisees' own wellbeing and needs as well as that of their clients.

I have experience of working with trainees, newly qualified and more well established therapists. I also supervise support workers.

I have 20 years' experience of working in the voluntary sector including Clinical Lead post. Currently I work as a Student Counsellor at Edinburgh Napier University and I mentor counselling trainees on the counselling programme at the University of Edinburgh.  I also have my own private practice offering counselling and supervision.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12

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PVG Scheme

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I work from ground-floor premises but there are two single steps leading to the front door.

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Type of session

In person

I completed my Supervision training 7 years ago and I love working with supervisees.

Jill Punton
Jill Punton