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What code of ethical conduct or professional standards do you work to?

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) has created an ‘Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions’, and I work in accordance with this code of ethics when doing my counselling work. You have the right to complain to the BACP if I break any of the codes in the Ethical Framework.

If you would like to find out more about the BACP Ethical Framework, you can download a copy of the document or get more information from the BACP website by visiting www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/new_ef.php (this will open in a new tab or new window of your internet browser).

How do you maintain high standards of professional and ethical conduct as a counsellor?

I carry out a variety of activities to ensure that I provide the highest standards of service to my clients.

My counselling work is regularly supervised by another experienced practitioner, who helps to check the effectiveness of my work, and to ensure client safety.

I take responsibility for my personal and professional development, and undertake regular training and research to keep me updated with current best practice, and improve my effectiveness still further.

I hold appropriate insurance for my work.

In the event of any sort of personal problem or crisis occurring for me, I have the option of personal therapy to help me work through this. I also have a counselling colleague who can take over my client work, should I be unable to continue.

What training, qualifications and experience do you have?

I qualified as a counsellor upon completing my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (a BACP-accredited course) at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2006. I then studied for a Master of Arts qualification in Psychological Therapies at the same university, graduating in 2009.

I worked for nine years as a therapist for a large counselling agency in Leeds. This gave me considerable experience of long- and short-term counselling, working with a diverse range of clients. Having gained this experience, I am now working in private practice.

I have also worked as a supervisor of counsellors since 2010, having gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision from the University of Leicester. I am also a trained teacher, and I have taught counselling at introductory and certificate level at local colleges in Wakefield and Leeds.


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Posted: 27 September 2016.

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