During 2021 I completed my Level 6 Diploma in Online Supervision with OLT. It was an intense but extremely through training and I am now qualified to deliver clinical supervision both Online and F2f although I am choosing to work exclusively Online. My initial training as an Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor (Lv 4 Diploma, CPCAB) gave me a good understanding of several of the most mainstream modalities. I keep my knowledge on counselling methodology up to date and I am always happy to learn about new techniques should you work in a way I am not familiar with. I am practical and efficient. I will have an interest in the practicalities of your counselling practice, your current training and your thoughts on our profession. I hold a boundary which keeps our sessions professional although I believe there is room for you, as well as your clients in the supervision space.
I have particular interest in
Trauma, Relationships, Incongruence, Beliefs and Attuned Eating
During my training I was encouraged to develop my own model of supervision. Looking at all the models already in use and thinking about my Person centred practice I decided there were several core things which were important to providing good supervision.
It takes time to build a good supervisory relationship.
Supervision is a chance to slow down and reflect.
The space provided needs to be conducive to exploration, learning and progress.
A non judgmental stance from me creates security for you to bring all of your work.
It is important to develop an equal relationship as far as possible. I do not take a position of authority or superiority.
Supervision should be created and lead by the supervisee to ensure they are getting what they need to support them.
My supervisees health and vitality is important to their ability to work well with their clients. I always allow room for my supervisees to bring themselves to our sessions as well as their clients. In my opinion this is keeping the client at the heart of the work by ensuring my supervisees are able to provide their best service.
Your autonomy within supervision is a key to developing your internal supervisor.
Periodically taking time to discuss the practicalities of your counselling practice, insurance, data protection, paperwork etc.
Discussion of the BACP ethical framework on an annual basis (MBACP).
Fees £60 per hour
A person centred approach to supervision offers a genuine and congruent relationship, creating a secure and dynamic space in which to explore your work. I believe we are lucky to work in a profession where supervision is an expectation and I find good supervision is a pleasure not a chore. My belief is that your supervision session is your time and I encourage you to create the supervision space you need. My hope would be that your supervision leaves you feeling heard, supported, a little lighter and able to provide your best practice to your clients.
I offer individual and group supervision, students are welcome. I connect using Zoom, telephone, synchronous text and email.
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.