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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 2021-22: Tuesdays 7th September, 5th October, 16th November, 7th December 2021, 11th January 2022, and 8th February 2022

Trainers: Barbara Clarkson TSTA

Venue: Online, and a 4-day residential in April 2022. Dates and venue to be confirmed though it is likely to be in the North-East of England

The Ellesmere Centre based in East Hull is a psychotherapy and training centre providing an integrative, humanistic approach of transactional analysis and other related modalities.

The Ellesmere 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 Ellesmere Diploma in Counselling Supervision.

In Autumn 2021, COVID restrictions permitting, we will offer 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.

Dates for 2021-22:   Tuesdays 7th September, 5th October, 16th November, 7th December 2021, 11th January 2022, and 8th February 2022

Register your interest now! You can apply at >>> Diploma in Counselling Supervision application form


Barbara Clarkson TSTA:

Barbara Clarkson TSTA

Barbara is a guest trainer with The Ellesmere Centre

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 

FEES: £1,525.00 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 may 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.