Certificate & Diploma in Supervision

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This course is being hosted by Nottingham Women’s Counselling Service & Counselling Xtra


Linda Smith & Mike Worrall


Warren House
2 Pelham Court
Pelham Road

Telephone: 0115 9605577
Web site: www.counsellingxtra.co.uk

Course Principles

This supervision course supports you to identify, articulate and ful-fil your own personal and professional learning needs, and to de-velop your own approaches to supervision, whatever your theo-retical training, orientation and practice.

We aim to facilitate a co-operative, mutual learning experience in which you can develop and enhance your competencies and pro-fessional skills in the field of supervision.

We will respond to your individual learning styles and support your emerging development as reflective practitioners. We offer oppor-tunities to deepen your understanding and practice of supervision.

We expect to develop the content of the course in collaboration with you. These are some of the issues we would be interested to look at, and you may bring others:

What is supervision? What is person-centred supervision? Beginnings, responsibilities & boundaries Supervision as a developmental process Different styles of supervision Interpersonal process recall Therapeutic processes in supervision Power, context & culture Legal & ethical issues in supervision Research in supervision Supervision across different media Supervision across different technologies

Throughout each course module there will be opportunities for large and small group discussion, experiential work & supervised practice of supervision. Self & peer assessment will form part of each module.

This course is suitable to applicants who are 2 years post-qualified in counselling, counselling psychology or psychotherapy; or who have a related profession or an equivalent level of training and experience.

This course is designed to support you to:

Practice ethically and professionally Identify and respond to the personal & professional challenges of supervision Develop as reflective practitioners Learn, practice & develop your supervisory skills Explore key concepts, issues & practice in supervision Discuss the professional contexts of supervision including responsibilities, tasks, and contracts Think about supervision within teams and organisations Determine the process of developing creative & collaborative relationships with supervisees Discuss comparative theory & practice of supervision Review current literature on supervision Offer supervision over a range of individual & group settings


In the spirit of collaboration and co-operative learning, the precise content of the training will be student-centred and process-led.

Relevant handouts, reading list and materials of interest linked to the course will be given out throughout the course.

Course Entry Criteria:

Applicants must be two years post qualification or equivalent. Applicants not having completed any relevant supervision certificate course, on satisfactory completion of this course will secure a certificate in supervision qualification. On completion of this certificate course these participants have the option to attend the next Diploma course subject to availability.

Applicants who have already completed a relevant supervision certificate course will be eligible for the supervision diploma qualification. They must provide proof of relevant qualification. On satisfactory completion of this course these participants will secure a diploma in supervision qualification.

Assessment criteria:

Successful completion of course attendance – at least 100%

The course is continual peer and tutor assessed.

All participants who successfully complete the course criteria will be awarded the relevant certificate at the end of the course.



I have studied integrative, cognitive behavioural & person-centred theories and practice and taught and facilitated for many years within these philosophies. I facilitated a person-centred supervision course along with Mike in Sheffield. I feel passionate about accepting, trusting and engaging with the resources of relationship and my experience of the ethical integrity of non-directivity.


I work as a person-centred therapist, supervisor & trainer in London. I am particularly interested in supervision and in the training of supervisors. I have run Certificate & Diploma courses in person-centred supervision in Sheffield, London & Plymouth for many years.

With Keith Tudor, I have edited 2 collections of papers on person-centred approaches to supervision:

Freedom to Practice (PCCS 2003)
Freedom to Practice II (PCCS 2007)


Short Course

Course Contact Time:

60 Hours


7th/8th October 2017

11th/12th November 2017

2nd/3rd December 2017

13th/14th January 2018

10th/11th February 2018


10am - 5pm

Course Fee: £1350.00

Deposit of 10% required to secure your place (non returnable) to be paid by 30th August 2017. This will be deducted from the cost of the course.

Early Bird booking discount:

if booked & paid by 30th August 2017 you will qualify for a 10% discount off full price (£1215.00)

Instalment plan available (incurs 50.00 administration fee):

Payment of £500.00 by September 30th 2017
Payment of £450.00 by November 30th 2017
Payment of £450.00 by January 30th 2018

Cancellation policy:

If for any unforeseen reason NWCS is required to cancel this course all monies will be returned.

Venue & Training rooms.

Warren House is located in a quiet area of Nottingham close to the city centre. It is easily accessible by public transport with free on and off street parking with a small accessible car park to the side of the building. A map can be found on our website

Our training room is light, warm and comfortable and conducive to a learning environment that caters comfortably for up to 20 delegates.

We also have kitchen facilities that cater for your tea and coffee requirements. There is also a fridge and microwave.

Training Room