Supervision Course

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Certificate & Diploma in Supervision

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



Linda Smith & Mike Worrall



3A Pelham Court
Pelham Road


Telephone: 0115 9605577
Web site:



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 & cultureLegal & ethical issues in supervision
Research in supervisionSupervision 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 practitionersLearn, 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 80%


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)




Course Contact Time:


70 Hours





2nd/3rd June 2018


16th/17th June 2018


14th/15th July 2018


15th/16th September 2018


20th/21st October 2018




10am – 5pm



Course Fee: £1350.00


Deposit of 20% required to secure your place (non returnable) to be paid by 1st May 2018. This will be deducted from the cost of the course.


Early Bird booking discount: 


if booked & paid by 20th May 2018 you will qualify for a 10% discount off full price (£1215.00)


Instalment plan available (incurs £50.00 administration fee):


Payment of £466.00 by May 30th 2018
Payment of £466.00 by July 20th 2018
Payment of £468.00 by September 10th 2018


Cancellation policy:


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




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