Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Equivalent to a Level 6

The Diploma in Clinical Supervision is a comprehensive part-time training to equip you with the concepts, confidence and skills you need to qualify as a clinical supervisor and align you with the BACP competence framework for supervision.

This clinical supervision training is designed for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. The course will explore and process the seven-eyed model and cyclical approach to supervision, enabling you to work confidently as a supervisor online, via telephone and face-to-face with individuals and groups.

The Diploma in Clinical Supervision is led by an excellent team of tutors in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. Leading tutors are Helen Sutton and Mirek Polanowski, and our expert visiting tutors are Prof. Windy Dryden, Dr Susie Orbach, and Bonny Allyson.

Our next course starts on 26th April 2025.
Clinical Supervision Training

Clinical Supervision Training: Course Content Overview

Our Diploma in Clinical Supervision spans 20 days of learning, practising and reflecting, this makes up 100 guided learning hours. We cover everything a clinical supervisor would need, from key models of supervision and providing effective feedback to building relationships and working through resistance.

We focus on the importance of the supervisory relationship, developing a good working alliance with your supervisees and becoming more reflective and grounded in understanding risk and assessment. This course will align you with the BACP competence framework for supervision.

Upon completion of the course, if you are a BACP accredited therapist, you can apply to be listed on the BACP directory of supervisors.

You can see a full overview of the Diploma content here: 

Days 1 & 2

Models of supervision (seven-eyed model, cyclical model, functions of supervision) and role of the supervisor.

Days 3 & 4

Theories of therapist development and how to adapt supervision style.

Days 5 & 6

Working with difference and diversity, and exploring ethics in supervision.

Days 7 & 8

Issues of authority in supervision and providing effective feedback.

Days 9 & 10

Assessment, and working with resistance and interpersonal difficulties.Days 11 & 12
How to manage group dynamics, and exploring unconscious processes.

Days 13 & 14

Building the supervisory relationship, managing poor performance, and working within legal and organisational frameworks.

Days 15 & 16

Supervising different counselling models, supporting supervisees with case management and supervising open-ended therapy.

Days 17 & 18

Working with a short-term counselling model, and applying creative approaches to supervision.

Days 19 & 20

Working with endings and reflecting.

Clinical Supervision Course Assessment

All applicants study together under the same expert tutors to provide the most valuable experience possible.

Applicants must be two years post-qualification as a counsellor or psychotherapist and either accredited or eligible for accreditation with BACP, NCPS, or registered with UKCP.

Standard Assessment Criteria (for all applicants):
  • Assessment by tutors during the course
  • One written assignment of 3,500 words
  • Minimum 20 hours of group and/or individual logged supervision practice.
  • Live facilitation of a supervision session, assessed by self and peers
Academic Writing Assistance (optional)

TAC works with Ash Phipps to give students access to tuition in academic writing.

Ash Phipps has 10 years’ experience teaching study skills strategies to students who want to develop their writing skills and specialises in SpLDs (dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, ADD, Autism).

For any further questions and fees, please call 020 3051 8235 or email [email protected]

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If you would like any further information, please contact the Training School team at [email protected] or call 020 3051 8235.

Why Choose TAC Training School For Your Diploma In Clincial Supervision?

Training as a clinical supervisor is not just a professional milestone; it’s a transformative journey that empowers you to elevate your practice, nurture emerging talent, and uphold the highest standards of ethical care.

Amy Launder, who runs our Private Practice Success CPD Workshop, shares why she chose to do her clinical supervision training at The Awareness Centre Training School.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the training process, our team is here to answer them – big or small. Don’t hesitate to call us!

Course Fees

Our courses can become oversubscribed, so we encourage early enrolment. Places on each intake will be offered to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

April 2025 – February 2026

20 days over 10 weekends

  • Dates: 26th April 2025 – 22nd February 2026
  • Day: Saturday & Sunday
  • Time: 10:00 – 16:00
  • Location: TAC Clapham
  • Fee: £2,475 inclusive of 20% VAT

Enrolment open

2025

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Weekend 1

26th April

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31st May 

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21st June 

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19th July 

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AUGUST HOLIDAY

Weekend 5

20th September

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Weekend 6

25th October

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Weekend 7

29th November

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Weekend 8

13th December

14th December

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

2026

Weekend 9

17 th January

18th January

Weekend 10

21st February

22nd February

Payment options

Full payment: Initial deposit of £350 required on course agreement. Balance payment £2,125. Total – £2,475.

Monthly payment: Initial deposit of £350 required on course agreement. 10 x monthly instalments of £240. Total –  £2,750. (This increased fee includes administration costs).

* All fees are inclusive of 20% VAT. Deposits are non-refundable.

If you have any questions, give us a call to talk through course and payment plans on 020 3051 8235.

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If you would like any further information, please contact the Training School team at [email protected] or call 020 3051 8235.

Diploma in Clinical Supervision: Course Entry Requirements

To apply you must:

  • Be a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist.
  • Have a minimum of 2 year’s post-qualification experience.
  • Be accredited or be eligible for accreditation with BACP, NCPS or an equivalent body or registered with UKCP.

Clinical Supervision Practice & Placements

To complete the supervision course, you will need to gain 20 clinical hours; therapists can either provide supervision within their private practice or offer supervision within their work organisation. There are also suitable supervisor placements within many counselling and psychotherapy organisations where student therapists are on placement. You will need to be in supervision of supervision. Your supervisor will need to sign off your clinical hours.

Where does the clinical supervision course take place?

We offer this training at our Clapham training centre.

Your Career as a Clinical Supervisor

Graduates of The Awareness Centre have successfully worked as clinical supervisors in the UK and abroad. They have either started working for The Awareness Centre as a supervisor within our NHS or Low Cost counselling services supervising our placement therapists or our Training School supervising our students. Some graduates have included supervision within their private practices or found employment within the private, public or charity sector. They have also gone on to work within other training schools and universities.

The Awareness Centre

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the training process, our team is here to answer them – big or small. Don’t hesitate to call us!

Student Reviews

Our Diploma in Clinical Supervision students have provided some great feedback on what developing your supervision skills can be like at The Awareness Centre. Read about their experience at The Awareness Centre Training School.

So far, the experience has been positive. I have enjoyed the variety of teaching from two different teachers and have really enjoyed getting to know my peers. The information and course content has been really valuable.

C.S

I am delighted to share my positive experience with The Awareness Centre’s Level 6 supervision course. From the onset, I have been thoroughly impressed with the course content, the professionalism of the tutors, and the overall learning environment.The tutors leading the Level 6 supervision course are knowledgeable and professional. Their expertise adds immense value to the learning experience, providing insights and practical guidance that enhance the course material. I appreciate their commitment to fostering an environment that encourages active participation and meaningful discussions.The course material itself is rich in information, offering a comprehensive understanding of supervision at a Level 6 standard. The content is thoughtfully curated, and I find it both stimulating and applicable to my professional development. The delivery of the course is well-structured, allowing for a seamless learning process.One aspect of the course that has significantly contributed to my growth is the interactive and engaging learning environment. The group dynamics, coupled with the open communication facilitated by the tutors, have created an atmosphere conducive to the best learning outcomes. I am genuinely looking forward to completing the course and applying my enhanced skills in my practice.Thank you to The Awareness Centre for providing a platform that truly facilitates growth and learning in the field of supervision.

Cila

So far my experience of the Diploma in Clinical Supervision has been pleasant and informative, I do feel that in the 2 weekends I’ve attended so far I’ve obtained tangible learning. It’s been a lovely learning journey so far.  The course has been informative and helpful. I’m really happy with Karen as a tutor, she’s organised and helpful, the material is relevant and the learning activities in the classroom are engaging. 

M.H

The Tutors

Click on the profiles below to learn more about our clinical supervision tutors.

Mirek Polanowski

Mirek Polanowski – Diploma Tutor

Dr Susie Orbach

Dr Susie Orbach – Visiting Diploma Tutor

Helen Sutton

Helen Sutton – Lead Diploma Tutor

Windy Dryden

Prof. Windy Dryden – Visiting Diploma Tutor

Bonny Allyson

Bonny Allyson – Lead Foundation Tutor/ Diploma Tutor

Ash Phipps

Ash Phipps – Study Skills Tutor

Why You Should Train As A Clincial Supervisor

For counsellors and psychotherapists looking to elevate their careers and contribute meaningfully to the growth of their profession, undergoing training as a clinical supervisor enhances you to be an all-rounded practitioner. Working with supervisees within an organisation or private practice can be rewarding, especially as they start on the road to becoming a therapist, either as a student or whilst on placement, developing their skills and experience.

Train As A Clinical Supervisor

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If you would like any further information, please contact the Training School team at [email protected] or call 020 3051 8235.