Richard Wilton

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MSc, DCounsPsych, MBACP (Accred)
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Ballymena, BT42 2BJ
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Supervision details

As a BACP accredited therapist, I am dedicated to offering professional and supportive supervision to fellow counsellors. My services cater to therapists working with adult clients as well as those specialising in therapy for children and young people. I aim to create a nurturing environment where therapists can grow and thrive in their practice. I hold a level 5 Diploma in Counsellor Supervision (IACP accredited).

How I Work:

Relational and Approachable Supervision

I believe that the foundation of effective supervision lies in building a strong, relational connection. I strive to be approachable and create a safe space where you can openly discuss your cases, challenges, and successes. Our sessions will be a collaborative journey, where we explore your experiences and insights together.

Supervision Models: Cyclical and Developmental

My supervision approach is rooted in the cyclical model and the developmental model of counsellor supervision. The cyclical model allows us to continuously refine your practice, ensuring that each session builds upon the previous one. The developmental model acknowledges your growth as a therapist, offering guidance and support that evolves with your needs and professional development.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Room Within Ballee Pharmacy, Unit 8, 20 Antrim Road, Ballymena, BT42 2BJ

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Whilst my face-to-face counselling is based in Ballymena, I also offer online counselling sessions across Northern Ireland and GB via Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp. 

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams

Type of session

In person

I hold a level 5 Diploma in Counsellor Supervision (IACP accredited) providing supervision to both adult and CYP (Child & Young Person) therapists.


Richard Wilton
Richard Wilton