I offer person-centred supervision to counsellors who want to learn about themselves and their practice. I regard supervisees as experienced peers who can benefit from a second perspective on their work. I use my skills to develop a trusting and safe place for supervisees as I see this to be the critical to good supervision. I take my time to appreciate the qualities each individual brings to the work as this seems to be just as important as your theoretical approach. When relevant I confidentially share aspects of my practice to help learning as I have found this to be so helpful to me in my experience as a supervisee. I also look out for the general wellbeing of supervisees rather than just working through a list of clients. I recognise the demands of the job and the times when our own personal lives affect our abilities to do it.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.