As a Supervisor I was trained in the Seven Eyed Model which was developed by Hawkins and Shoet. This model allows me to move between the different relationships that are presented in Supervision sessions and it is my view that the Supervisor's role is to work alongside the therapist and jointly explore the issues that are presented and emerge in the session. For less experienced therapists there will also be the necessary support for building confidence in self and if required, assistance can be given with accreditation. Sessions are normally monthly and last 1.5 hours but for trainees, or those with a heavy workload, shorter and more frequent sessions can be arranged.
As a Counsellor my training was in the person-centred approach and this is still at the heart of what I do however my practice has evolved over the past ten years and I now incorporate solution-focussed elements to my work. I also blend ideas from other modalities into sessions but essentially I believe that my core strength is in being an active listener and in offering care to my clients. Developing autonomy and resilience are the focus for my work.
If this is how you also like to work then I'm sure that we could have a good supervision relationship.
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.