L6 Supervisor Training for Qualified Counsellors

This post-qualifying supervision training for counsellors is designed for experienced counsellors and psychotherapists from a variety of theoretical backgrounds who would like to develop the skills and knowledge to become competent clinical supervisors. The course consists of experiential exercises, theoretical input, skills practice sessions, case studies and time for reflecting on one’s own practice.

Subjects covered include:

  • The tasks, functions, responsibilities and accountabilities of the supervisor, supervisee and also of the context in which the supervision takes place (such as the organisation and professional bodies that could be overseeing the work).
  • Key theories of supervision i.e. Hawkins and Shohet, Brigid Proctor, Francesca Inskipp, Page & Wosket etc.
  • Group supervision versus one to one supervision.
  • Managing ethical dilemmas and professional complaints as well as understanding and working within the professional and ethical requirements appropriate to the candidate’s professional body.

Entry requirements - Candidates must:

  • Be qualified to level 4 or 5 Diploma level in counselling or psychotherapy.
  • Have at least 2 years post qualifying experience as a practising counsellor/psychotherapist consisting of at least 450 hours (including placement hours whilst a student) in supervised practice.
  • Provide a reference from their current supervisor stating that they are ready to start supervising other practitioners.

Course requirements - candidates will need to be:

  • Currently in practice as counsellors/psychotherapists.
  • Supervising other practitioners by the end of the course.
  • Receiving supervision for their supervision work from a suitably qualified and experienced supervisor.


There will be a creative presentation integrating Theory and Practice. Journals, Log of supervision and Log of supervision of supervision. At the end of the course a case study (3,000 - 3,500 words) will be submitted. All the work will be assessed and marked; the qualification is awarded on attainment of a pass mark.

Dates & Times 2024-25:

Saturdays, 9.30am - 5.30pm: Class dates will be:

2024: Sep 14th, Oct 5th, Nov 9th, Dec 7th

2025: Jan 11th, Feb 1st, Mar 1st, Apr 5th, May 3rd, Jun 7th


£1,950 for all tuition and registration. A deposit of £450 will be required before starting the course.

Payment options following the initial deposit:

  • We are happy to spread the remaining fees over 10 monthly payments of £150 each
  • You can pay the remaining course fee in full
  • If a third party organisation is paying your fees we will need a purchase order number from them and full payment must be made before the start of the course

How to apply

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