Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Training for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

This professional qualification, the Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision, has Advanced Specialist Training Status with the National Counselling Society.  Based in Lancashire. Available to qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, the course combines theoretical and experiential learning, giving participants a robust framework to be an effective Clinical Supervision practitioner. 




Designed and developed as a collaboration between Number 11 counselling and Accord Services, this course has been granted Advanced Specialist Training status with the National Counselling Society.

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Who is this course for?

Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists working in Private, Public and Voluntary Sectors who want to use supervision skills, explore unconscious processes and mature the innate qualities required to work in this field.

When does the course begin?

We are currently taking applications for March 2022 - March 2023

Aims of the course:

This is a practical and experiential course which recognises the inherent qualities required to encourage skills and development, professional discipline, self-awareness and theoretical understanding.  On completion of this course you will be a qualified Clinical Supervisors able to work with helping professionals in 1:1 and group settings across a range of settings.  The learning aims are:

  • To enable participants to explore and develop supervision skills

  • To provide an opportunity to examine two theoretical models of supervision, along with the core supervision competencies and how these might apply within clinical practice

  • To encourage each participant to discover the impact of unconscious processes and psychological dynamics which emerge within therapeutic work

  • To provide participants the opportunity to look at early and current research material

  • To offer the opportunity to practice supervisory skills and critically analyse these processes in a safe setting

  • To encourage participants to reflect upon their own work role and workplace setting

What are the main theoretical models?

Page and Wosket (2015)

Hawkins and McMahon (2019)

Who is involved in the course?

Samantha Crapnell (me) and Claire Hasting have already agreed to take part in facilitating the course for 2021 start.  Their bios can be found on the next page.

Guest presenters and facilitators are also invited in accordance with their specialist knowledge.