Sharon Dyke

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HPD SFBT cert CBT (hyp) SFBT (hyp) SFBT (hyp sup) HG dip Cert Ed
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Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7PS
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Supervision details

I offer an activity that brings skilled supervisors and practitioners together to reflect upon their practice. Sessions are not deemed training and it is not the supervisor’s responsibility to “deliver” information. "Supervision supports the therapist to identify solutions to problems, improve practice and increase understanding of professional issues" UKCC (1996). There are various models or approaches to clinical supervision; one-to-one supervision, group supervision, peer group supervision. The choice of approach will depend upon several factors, including personal choice, access to supervision, length of experience, qualifications, availability of supervisory groups, etc. As a qualified supervisor and skilled professional I facilitate and support practitioners in the development of their skills, knowledge and professional values. As a supervisor, in this instance, I am a qualified SF Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist who has enough experience to deploy support in a supervisory capacity. As a supervisor I aim to guide and advise Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists on practice guidelines and applied policy. As a practitioner who receives professional advice, support and guidance from a supervisor. You should develop greater knowledge and a deeper understanding of accountability. Of course, for those practitioners who are very experienced in their field of work, a supervisor may be used more as a source of support for reflection on practice. Within any good working relationship, the effective process of communication and interaction is an essential ingredient. In a clinical supervision relationship, whether it is between two individuals or a group of people, communication and interaction provides the essential framework for the professional relationship to develop. It helps build up trust and rapport, and it provides an articulate process that is empowering, supportive and, when necessary, directive. One of the principle barriers within a clinical supervisory relationship is the presence of 'professional power'. Power inequalities arise within supervisor and supervisee relationships, and between majority ethnic groups and minority ethnic groups. Transcultural clinical supervision is concerned with the process of supervision between practitioners who have different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. As a supervisor I am respectful of EDHR and adhere to the Equality and Diversity ACT 2010.  Sharon Dyke Hypnotherapy has produced five key principals that should enable practitioners to maintain and promote high standards of therapeutic intervention: 1.    Clinical supervision is a solution-focused professional relationship involving a therapist reflecting on practice supported by a skilled supervisor. 2.    The process of clinical supervision should be developed by therapists and supervisors according to local circumstances. Ground rules should be agreed so that therapists and supervisors’ approach clinical supervision with transparency and confidently and are aware of what is involved. 3.    Every therapist should have access to clinical supervision as agreed in line with their contract of agreement. 4.    Each supervisor should supervise a realistic number of practitioners. 5.    Evaluation of clinical supervision is needed to assess how it influences therapeutic interventions, practice standards and the service. Evaluation systems should be determined locally.

Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP)

Each member of APHP has received thorough training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, is competent and conscientious, and abides strictly by a code of ethics.

There are four grades of membership: Licentiate (LAPHP), Registered Member (MAPHP), Accredited Member (MAPHP(acc.)) and Fellow (FAPHP), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.

The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is a member organisation of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.

All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.

There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.

Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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).

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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59 Priorswood Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7PS

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I have five fairly steep steps to the front entrance of my practice but i also have a back entrance that is wheelchair accessible if required. Please ask for details.

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Type of session

In person

I am a Senior Clinical Supervisor, using the Solution Focused model supporting like minded therapists across the country.