Sara Mathews

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BA (Honours) Counselling BACP Senior Accredited
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Durham, DH1
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Supervision details

Like Shohet and Shohet I'm a bit in love with Supervision ( it's a wonderful book if you haven't read it)  I have worked extensively with both trainee counsellors and  experienced practitioners. Jenny Biancardi who trained me always said you need to feel able to take the stuff that makes you most anxious to your supervisor and that needs to feel OK. I strongly believe this principle is at the heart of good supervision alongside a passionate belief in collaborative working.

I trained as a PC practitioner and nowadays often use TA, Creative ways of working and increasingly Psychodynamic theory - especially Attachment in my supervisory work. I will always try to meet you where you are so together we can find ways to work helpfully for you. I have a lot of experience with Grief, Loss and Change; Trauma and Relationship difficulties and started my counselling career working with problem gambling and substance abuse. 

If you would like to listen to me talk a bit about my supervision work then this podcast I recorded with Dr. Michelle Seabrook will give a flavour of my way of working - (cut and paste to your browser)

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.

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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An experienced and qualified supervisor Senior Accredited with BACP Passionate about good supervision. Waiting list available so please email me