Vickie Hands

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Supervisor • she/her
CYP/Adult Counsellor and Supervisor, MBACP/MNCS (Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Cardiff, CF14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

The idea of ‘looking in together’ is how I value helpful supervision as a supervisee and how I practice as a supervisor. I consider the professional, collaborative and mutually respectful relationship at the heart of supervision where I aim to provide a safe, curious, reflective, creative, informative and restorative space to explore your client work, or work with the individuals you support, as well as facilitate your own self-awareness and self-care. As a creative practitioner, I draw on creative ideas and processes as a way to deepen the process where helpful.

My theoretical approach is integrative and I structure the exploration of the work you bring to supervision within Paige and Wosket’s (2015) Clinical Model’s overarching framework. This provides five areas: Contract, Focus, Space, Bridge and Review. I also draw on Hawkins and Shohet’s (2012) Seven Eyed Model especially when working with practitioners based in schools or agency environments. This theory considers: the client, the supervisee’s orientation, the relationship between client and supervisee, the supervisee, the relationship between the supervisee and supervisor, the supervisor’s process and the wider context of the work.

I regularly attend focused supervisor's supervision in order to support my work and ensure ethical practice.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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The counselling room is situated on the 1st floor with no lift. I do offer online sessions if considered a suitable alternative for clients

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Type of session

In person

I offer one to one supervision for counsellors, therapists and other helping professionals working with children, young people and/or adults.


Vickie Hands
Vickie Hands