Pete Sims

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(MSc in Counselling - Distinction), BA (Hons), MBACP, EMDR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1LA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I offer supervision in an authentically warm, safe, supportive context, yet I strongly support all my supervisees to adopt a commitment to ongoing growth, development and continuous improvement to provide the highest standards of service to clients. I aim for openness, transparency and trust and I want my supervisees to genuinely look forward to (and not indifferent or dread) supervision and truly value the contribution it can make to increase their confidence, skills, expand knowledge and experiences, address doubts/fears, explore perspectives and approaches, build on good practice, overcome challenges, etc. It is important to recognise that there is no such thing as the ‘perfect’ therapist, but we can strive to be the best we are able to be and this will take time, support, resources, extra training, self-compassion and patience, etc! 

A ‘Growth Mindset’ and a commitment to continuous improvement and excellent practice is what I aim to facilitate and support via my supervision approach. 

I aim to be approachable, understanding and solution focused. Affective supervision is built on a true mutually respectful relationship between the Supervisor and Supervisee. 

I encourage any potential supervisees to get in contact and gain any clarification or reassurance that that they may need. 

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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60 Kyffin Square, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1LA

Key details

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Type of session

In person

I am qualified as an Advanced Clinical Supervisor. Quality supervision is vital to the continuous improvement of the service experienced by clients.