2020 Course Details

Post Qualification Diploma in Counselling Supervision

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Venue:          The Holiday Inn, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XZ

Commences:  12th September 2020

Concludes:     18th April 2021 

Final Date for Application: 17th July 2020

Course Fee:   £2500 

Payment:       £750 non-returnable deposit* paid with Registration

                       £1750 balance paid by 10th August 2020

Please Note: - Course Fee can be paid in instalments

Course Fee includes a 3 course lunch and refreshments throughout the course

Dietary options include: Dairy Free, Gluten Free and Vegetarian choices

Students have access to a variety of learning resources, including a selection of text books and training DVD's within our Library and a wealth of web based training materials. 

Download a Course Information Sheet here  

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Please do not send any payment with your Application Form.

Successful Applicants will receive a Course Registration Form and will be asked at that stage to submit their £750 deposit; see Information Sheet for details.

COURSE DATES 2020 / 2021

September 12th & 13th

October 17th & 18th

November 14th & 15th


February 13th / 14th 

March 13th & 14th

April 17th & 18th

COURSE TIMINGS (Saturday & Sunday)

09.30 – 17.30

6 Weekends          

Students will be expected to commit at least 10 hours a month in personal study, assignment preparation and background reading.

Equating to approx 170 hours training


The Course is intended for qualified counsellors who are either currently Supervising or intend to Supervise counsellors or users of counselling skills.

Application is open to practitioners qualified in any counselling modality and the course aims to honour and respect the traditions of all counselling theoretical frameworks.

Applicants may be working in a voluntary organisation or statutory service or in independent practice and may be supervising individuals and / or groups.

Application to attend the Course is open for individuals who fulfil the following pre entry requirements:

  • Have satisfactorily completed either a Foundation Degree in Counselling, a Diploma in Counselling or Higher Level Counselling qualification (BA, MA etc).
  • Been in post qualification practice for at least three years (these do not have to be consecutive years)
  • Been supervised for at least 1.5 hours a month throughout this period of practice 
  • Are recognised as a Registered and Accredited member of BACP (or equivalent UKCP) OR are a Registered BACP member, holding a BACP Certificate of Proficiency and are working toward accreditation with a minimum of 400 accumulated supervised client hours, 150 hours of which must have been completed after successfully completing your practitioner training as a counsellor* 
  • At the beginning of the course have in place regular monthly personal consultative supervision support for all their supervision work, provided by an experienced supervisor so as to accumulate at least 10 hours supervision by the conclusion of the course. This is separate to any supervision for client work.
  • From the commencement of the Course individuals will need to be working as a Supervisor with a minimum of 2 individuals (not seen as a pair) or 1 individual and one group and during the course complete at least 45 hours Supervision practise of which up to 27 hours can be completed in the course structure (Supervision skills practise sessions). Attendees must be supervising counsellors or other profession’s supervisees appropriate to their own work

* Note: Practice hours accumulated from the date you started your placement can be included, so long as you have receieved at least 1.5 hours supervision a month.

Allocation of places will be subject to personal assessment by the Tutors whose decision whether or not to admit an applicant will be final.

*Please note that if the Course fails to run all payments will be refunded in full, including the £750 deposit


The tutors complimented each other in their working styles.Their differences added to the course.  Sharing their experiences was really helpful. 

This is an excellent course. I particularly like the 1 weekend a month.

Well what can I say ….incredible learning and already I am putting into practice my learningI think that the tuition, the triad groups and the materials are excellent.

This course has transformed my practice. It has given me a new found confidence. It now  underpins my work and has allowed me to develop and integrate theory and skills and define how I work. Invaluable.

This course is excellent in communicating the ideas/philosophy of Supervision in a non-judgemental/non-biased way. It is compact and interesting and encouraged me to build on my skills and confidence as a supervisor.TheTutors are serious yet have good sense of humour and seem passionate in their teaching.

The course is very comprehensive, the information is wide-ranging, the facilitators are extremely helpful and knowledgeable, with great teaching styles.

Classes are varied and well paced, and the tutors are knowledgeable and passionate about their subject.  The course has been a thoroughly positive experience


Dave Mapes MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, BA (Hons), UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor, ACAT (Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists) Accredited Practitioner, Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in CAT, Certificate in Supervision, Training in Critical Incident Debriefing.

Dave has many years counselling experience and has a private practice in Winchester offering Counselling and Psychotherapy to individuals and couples, He has long-standing experience in EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) work. Dave has wide experience of Counselling and Psychotherapy Training from Certificate through to Degree level and has been a Trainer at Sutton College of Liberal Arts, Brooklands College, Guildford College of F and HE, and at independent settings. 

Until recently Dave was Programme Leader of the FdA Counselling and Psychotherapy (Integrative Route) at Guildford College of F and HE. He was also part of the Team training in BA Counselling, also at Guildford College of F and HE. Dave also set up and ran a Money Advice Centre in West London and later worked with another national charity in training and raising awareness around personal money issues.                                                                                      

Janet Stephen MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor, BA (Hons), UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor, Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Supervision, Cert. Couples Counselling, PGCE.

Janet has wide experience of teaching counselling from Certificate to Degree level and has taught for Alton and Farnborough Colleges, Guide Dogs for the Blind, the National Childbirth Trust and The Breastfeeding Network. Until recently Janet managed and taught on the BA Degree course in Counselling at Guildford College. Janet is currently the External Examiner for Counselling at Cornwall College in Camborne.

Janet has many years counselling experience and runs a private practice in Farnham offering Counselling to individuals and couples, Supervision to individuals and groups and Student Mentoring. 

John Wheeler MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor, BSc (Hons), MRi, UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor, MBACP Senior Accredited Individual & Group Supervisor, FDAP Accredited Drug and Alcohol Professional Member, Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, Diploma in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision, Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Adult).

For the past 30 years John has delivered adult training within the Educational, Commercial and NGO sectors. Teaching Counselling at both Brooklands College and Guildford College,John developed and delivered courses up to BA level.

John has a private practice offering Counselling, Psyhcotherapy and Clinical Supervision based near Walton on Thames and is Clinical Supervisor with the Catholic Children’s Society, The Treloar Trust and Heads Together.

John was Clinical Supervisor with The Valley Trust and for 6 years with Surrey Family Mediation Child Counselling Service, taking that service to BACP Organisational Accreditation. John is Programme Manager to this course, owns and is Managing Director of Surrey Counselling Training Ltd, the training provider. 


John Towler, PhD, Dip Hum Psych, PGCEA is freelance counsellor, supervisor, trainer, teacher and organisational consultant. Trained as an Anglican priest he has worked as a Director of a Counselling Service, a consultant for Humanitas and the University of Roehampton. Recently he has been a part-time lecturer in Counselling at Guildford College of FE and HE. His doctoral study entitled ‘The Influence of the Invisible Client’ seeks to explain what happens at the interface between supervisor, supervisee and organisation.


The Course structure is based on the criteria stipulated by BACP for Supervisor Accreditation, models facets of the supervisory relationship and aims to develop a learning community in which a healthy working alliance is established. Students will be expected to develop a sense of personal accountability in taking responsibility for their own learning and to participate in the learning of other course members.

During the course we will explore significant approaches to supervision including ideas from the thinking of: -

Inskipp & Proctor; Mike Carroll; Daphne Hewson; Hawkins & Shohet and delegates will be invited to explore a variety of techniques and approaches in terms of individual, peer and group supervision

Using these concepts as a guide and as the result of their own reading around the topics explored and their involvement on and experience of the course, delegates will be encouraged to develop their own working model of supervision theory and practice.
The Course will provide an opportunity for attendees to develop and practise supervision skills and help delegates work with the challenges posed when working within organisational settings.

The themes explored during the Course will enable attendees to develop an understanding of the unconscious processes within Supervision and to increase their appreciation of the developmental and educational needs of both Supervisors and Supervisees.

Consideration of the Ethical context of Supervision will be core to the Course structure and ethos in which delegates will explore the significance of working with difference and experience a range of opportunities to develop a creative and flexible personal supervision style.

Self development and personal reflection together with peer feedback form an intrinsic part of the course process. It will be important that you negotiate sound recording of some or all of your external supervision sessions as a means to support self review of your work as a supervisor with your Course learning group.


The course will be assessed through the compilation of a Portfolio of Evidence in which delegates will accumulate the following individual assignments

  1. A Reflective Learning Journal maintained throughout the Course - A record of individual learning experience whilst on the course. The Journal material will provide the foundation for the various written assignments. This assignment will not be tutor assessed.
  2. Supervision Skills Practise - from the outset of the course delegates will be learning and practising their supervision skills, evidencing  understanding through skills practise. This assignment will involve self-reflection, Peer and Tutor feedback.
  3. 1000 word Ethical Dilemma assignment producing a critical assessment of an ethical dilemma.
  4. 3000 word Personal Philosophy of the Theory and Practice of Supervision – within which delegates will demonstrate their own critical thinking as a result of the course material and personal studies, clearly showing how practice as a Counselling Supervisor is informed by theoretical knowledge. This assignment will be Tutor assessed.
  5. 3500 word Case study to illustrate Professional Practice as an Ethical Supervisor - demonstrating how delegates put into practice the values, beliefs and knowledge shown within their personal Philosophy. This will include a 10 minute transcript arising from a recorded supervison session together with your process notes generated as a result of your own consultative supervision This assignment will be Tutor assessed.
  6. Log of Books and Articles read - a personal evaluation of the supervision related material  read during the course, describing how this has informed and developed the delegate's view of the practice of supervision.
  7. Log of the Supervision you have provided – the delegate's log of the supervision of supervisees, both on the course and within the delegate's supervisory role. this will need to evidence at least 45 hours Supervision practise of which up to 27 hours may be completed in the course structure
  8. Log of the supervision you have received for your work as a supervisor – the delegate's personal log detailing the supervision received within the duration of the course. Delegates will require a minimum 1 hr monthly consultative supervision for their supervision work. You must have received at least 10 hours consultative supervision within the duration of the course.
  9. Signed statement from your Supervisor confirming you have received the required 10 hours supervision of your work as a supervisor.
  10. Am I Fit to Practice? Personal Statement. This assignment will involve self - reflection and will be Peer and Tutor assessed.

Allocation of places will be subject to personal assessment by the Tutors whose decision to admit an applicant will be final.

Course design:

The Surrey Counselling Training (SCT) Post Qualification Supervision Curriculum follows the substance of the BACP Curriculum Framework for Counselling Supervisor Training. SCT access requirements, training criteria, course content, structure, educational benchmarks, rigour and assessment principles continue to emulate the standards expected by BACP for supervisor training and recognition.

*Please note that if the Course fails to run all payments will be refunded in full, including the £750 deposit

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