Diploma in Supervision in Hull and East Yorkshire

Date 2023-24

Residential 22-25th April 2024 runs from lunchtime Monday to after lunch Thursday

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.

Since 2021, we have 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.

There are also some written assignments to complete – an essay, a case study and a transcript.

Our Diploma is currently accredited by the National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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 be added to the directory of recognised 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.

 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: essay, 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
  • an appreciative enquiry process regarding supervision practice carried out with your supervisor of supervision

Details of all training requirements are available in the Course Handbook..

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.

Course dates for 2024-25

6 days ONLINE TRAINING (all 10-4.30)

10th September

15th October

12th November

10th December

14th January

11th February

PLUS a 4 day RESIDENTIAL TRAINING at a venue in the North-East of England 

Date to be confirmed: Either 24th to 27th March OR 28th April to May 1st  

Training runs from lunchtime Monday to after lunch Thursday.


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


Barbara Clarkson TSTA:

Barbara is a guest trainer with ECPT

Barbara is an experienced TA trainer and supervisor with over 25 years in clinical practice. She has been training supervisors for 10 years, and has enjoyed creating this Diploma in Supervision course for ECPT. She has a passion for creative ways of working – in practice, in supervision and in learning – and an interest in integrating a sense of spirituality into the process of growth and development. Her mission is to enable each person to discover the supervisor they already are, and to facilitate personal and professional development throughout this course.

Click here for more information about the 4-day APL course to take a 6-day NCS approved Diploma (between 2023 & 2024) to a 10-day course recognised by UKCP


Please apply online at: Diploma in 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 2023/2024 course is £1866 (£1555+ vat) per person for the six online sessions, the 4 day full board residential, and all academic support and assessment 

A deposit of £350 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.