Research into what works in therapy shows consistently that the quality of the relationship is the most important factor. To develop a good therapeutic relationship I think you need someone who feels safe to be with, who is open and warm but also well trained and competent.
As a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) senior accredited and registered counsellor with 20 years experience I have regular supervision, undertake continuing professional development and abide by the BACP ethical framework http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/ I believe this is very important in order to safeguard clients and the quality of my work.
I am also registered for my mindfulness work with the UK Network for Mindfulness Based Teachers and follow their good practice guidelines: http://mindfulnessteachersuk.org.uk/pdf/teacher-guidelines.pdf
This means I am
- suitably trained
- committed to continuous professional development
- hold appropriate insurance
- receive supervision for my teaching.
I have spent considerable time establishing my own practice of regular meditation and personal retreats before teaching mindfulness to others in order to fully embody mindfulness as a teacher.
Enhanced DBS certificate number: 001516526920