A supervisor and a therapist talking

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Diploma in Counselling Supervision in Hull and East Yorkshire

Awarded Advanced Specialist Training recognition by the National Counselling Society

Diploma in Counselling Supervision 

Course dates for 2022-23: Tuesdays 6th September 2022, 4th October, 8th November, 6th December, 10th January 2023 and 7th February

4 day residential at a venue in the North-East of England (county Durham) possibly 24th-27th April 2023 (TBC)

Trainers: Barbara Clarkson TSTA

Venue: 6-days Online, and a 4-day residential in County Durham 

Ellesmere Counselling and Psychotherapy Training based in Hull is a psychotherapy and training centre providing an integrative, humanistic approach of transactional analysis and other related modalities.

The ECPT Diploma in Counselling Supervision course will be delivered over 6 days of highly interactive experiential training.  Completion of the 6 modules, attendance at a 4 day residential, plus submission of a case study, 2 transcripts and an essay can lead to the award of The ECPT Diploma in Counselling Supervision.

In 2022, we offered our successful Diploma in Supervision course in a new exciting format: 

6 days online training covering a range of models for individual and group supervision, grounding you in ethical and professional practice as well as developing your skills as a supervisor, plus a 4 day residential to explore your supervisory skills in more depth, finding creative ways to develop your identity as a supervisor, including working with symbols, objects, dreams and nature in the supervisory process.

Our Diploma is currently accredited by the National Counselling Society as a 6 day specialist training module. We are expanding and deepening the course to match with the UKCP skills and knowledge framework for supervisors, so that those who meet the UKCP requirements and complete the full programme successfully can register as supervisors with UKCP. The residential module offers an opportunity to develop your identity as a supervisor in a context that integrates personal and professional development.

You will have the option of doing the 6 days online and gaining the Diploma with NCS if you do not yet meet the entry requirements for the UKCP accreditation. The additional residential module can be added at a later date if you ultimately want to register with UKCP as a supervisor.

Outline of Course content:

  • Group dynamics, learning theory
  • Developmental models of supervision
  • Cycles of process in supervision
  • The role of the contract, contractual method in supervision
  • Relational dynamics in supervision
  • Power and Culture, Empowerment and Subversion
  • Bringing Ethical and Professional frameworks to life in your supervisee
  • Creativity and spirituality in the supervision process
  • Supervising groups

And more!!

Assessment will take place using:

  • written assignments: essays, case study and transcript analysis
  • self assessment/reflective practice both in skills sessions and through a journal
  • observed skills practice
  • completion of hours of supervision practice and supervision of supervision
  • supervisor’s report regarding supervision practice

Specific requirements will be published in due course.

The residential

The residential is a 4-day experiential retreat where you will work with your group in person. The residential venue has been chosen for its flexibility and suitability for group sessions with one eye on providing value for money. The course fee includes the residential and covers a single bedroom with communal bathroom facilities, and all meals. You will be asked of any dietary requirements in advance, which will be catered for as far as possible. 

Here are some images from the 2021/2022 residential


You can apply at >>> Diploma in Counselling Supervision application form


Barbara Clarkson TSTA:

Barbara Clarkson TSTA

Barbara is a guest trainer with ECPT

She has also created Peak Experience with Kathie Hostick TSTA, to offer courses and workshops that will enable practitioners to take their skills and knowledge to another level, and to facilitate the personal development that will support counsellors and psychotherapists, trainers and supervisors to integrate new aspects of their professional identity.

Barbara is an experienced TA psychotherapist and supervisor.  She is the Director of a Training and Consultant Practice in Leeds and Edinburgh.  She teaches the advanced training and exam preparation groups.

She has a passion and interest for creative ways of working and in integrating a sense of spirituality into the process of growth and learning.


Please apply online at: Diploma in Counselling Supervision application form  

If you would prefer a paper based or Word based application form, email us admin@ellesmerecentre.co.uk 


The fee for the 2022/2023 course is £1,620 (£1,350 + vat) per person for the six online sessions, the 4 day full board residential, and all academic support and assessment 

A deposit of £250 will be required to secure your place.  The balance to be paid in full 4 weeks before the start of the course. 

Please note: fees for supervision of supervision are not included and are a matter for agreement directly with your supervisor.