My approach as a supervisor has developed over the years I have worked in senior practitioner and clinical lead roles for services, during which I offered both organisational and clinical supervision. My aim is offer an individualised approach depending upon your stage of professional development, your work setting and on the style of supervision you are seeking. I am mindful to always to offer a balance of support; case consultation; and awareness of the welfare needs of the clients. I am well used to the demands of working within services as well as, more recently, in private practice. As such, I am well versed in safe and effective methods of carrying out assessments, thinking about diagnosis and treatment planning where needed. I can support you in ensuring you work effectively and ethically. I am accredited through the BACP and adhere to their code of ethics. I believe there are so many different ways of creatively responding in any counselling situation, there's never one 'best' way to tackle a problem. I won't expect you to have all the 'right' answers, and equally I won't assume to have all the answers either! I consider myself a humanistic, relational therapist, and in that sense I trust in the power of honest, trusting relationships. So it follows that I also offer a collaborative co-created approach to supervision. Together we can make sense of what is happening in your relationships with your clients and figure out the next steps you wish or need to take in your work with them, as well as attend to the impact the work is having on you. We can set goals for our work, and explore goal setting in client work if you'd like that. I will make sure there is space for reflection, integration of theory and decision making. When I offer challenge, it comes with warmth, sensitivity and compassion. If you are seeking supervision for work within an educational or organisational setting, and I am asked to write reports on our work together, again I seek to make this as collaborative process as possible. I draw from quite a few therapy models, but the ones I turn to most are person-centred values; TA theory; the IPT framework and the CFT model. I am also influenced by the trauma informed work of researchers and practitioners such Gabor Mate, Peter Levine, Bessel Van der Kolk, Deb Dana and Brene Brown to name but a few. I have attended training in both Interpersonal Psychotherapy Supervision and Integrative Supervision. You can reach me by text, phone or email and we can set up a time to have a call to explore your needs and see if I am a good match for you.
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).
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