A good supervisory relationship where you feel heard and respected is vital to supporting you in your work as a therapist. My aim is to make your supervision a welcoming but useful relationship, where you are the expert on your clients and where we work collaboratively in the service of your clients.
My ethos is to offer a supervision space where we will learn from each another and where questions, doubts and worries can be discussed openly, but where we can also recognise and celebrate what has worked well in your practice.
Why choose me? Well, I hope for lots of reasons, hopefully you feel I am someone you can work with, and if you are working online, you will need a supervisor who is trained, experienced and able to deliver competent supervision in the same way. Most professional bodies require counsellors working online to have supervision in the same mode as they practice. My supervisory training specifically incorporates working online, which is rare as many other supervisor qualifications do not. Many supervisors now offer online supervision, (which is great as this is definitely an important consideration now) however, while there are many benefits to working online/remotely there are also specific considerations and challenges. It is important that the supervisor is specifically trained in the online environment and able to recognise and help you manage the specific risks, challenges and benefits of counselling online or via phone.
I practice and also supervise integratively, with a background in psychodynamic, person-centred/humanistic and CBT. I have experience particularly in working with children and young people (CYP), adults, disabilities, special needs/learning difficulties and LGBT+ and long-term illness.
I work collaboratively to create a safe, warm and trust-filled space, recognising that you are the expert on your client(s) and where we can together, take a step back and look at the strengths, achievements in your work and also explore collaboratively any difficulties or dilemmas.
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.