I am an Accredited Registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and subscribe to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Practice a Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision and a PGCE teaching qualification and a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I have been supervising since 1996 and my integrative approach and training enable me to draw upon theories grounded in the Person Centred and Humanistic philosophies. My aim is to provide a safe therapeutic environment in which we both make a commitment of time and energy to each other through our decision to work together, a place where deeper thinking, challenges, warmth, and transparency underpin the relationship. My role as your Supervisor will be about managing the journey we take together, our hopes, fears and passions for the work we do and an active space where reflection and reflectivity are valued highly. Together we will I hope create opportunities where clients will be at the heart of our sessions, sharing a purpose to develop an environment and a presence where clients feel encouraged to explore and discover aspects of themselves they may not yet fully understand. I feel sure the work will be varied and I hope a learning experience and space where ideas, values, thoughts and feelings will be respected and encourage to grow from those initial seeds of awareness to the bounty of full fruition. The purpose, functions and tasks of supervision will differ according to the context in which you work and we will meet the challenges this brings together.
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.