I am relational in my practice and by this I mean that we both bring equal importance to the relationship. This does not mean that I don’t honour my role as supervisor and take the commitment seriously. It means that I honour your knowledge as a supervisee and your experience and also the clients and the all the richness that unfolds between us in the space.
It also means that we will mirror in supervision what is happening between the client and the therapist through our enquiries.
I bring a background of body work and social work before I went into counselling, but it is the relationship that interests me and how we manage that in a space fluidity and ever changing contexts whilst we hold the client and allow trust and safety to form.
I enjoy forming trusting relationships where there is growth and exploration.
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.