Last updated 16 January, 2024

Certificate in Counselling Supervision

  Accredited by COSCA

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Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Duration 6 days Booking Form

Revised dates
24th & 25th February,
23rd & 24th March,
20th & 21st April 2024

Location Online using Zoom Course Information
Cost 750 + VAT

Who is it for?

The Certification in Counselling Supervision is aimed at two groups:

  • Counselling and psychotherapy practitioners with at least 2 years' experience who wish to become supervisors
  • Psychotherapy, counselling and counselling skills practitioners already working as supervisors who seek to develop their skills and understanding

Course Aims

  1. To introduce participants to essential theoretical concepts of counselling supervision, including:
    • Models of supervision
    • Contracting
    • Parallel process and projective identification
    • Unconcious process
    • Ethics
    • Creative approches
  2. To introduce essential supervision practice skills
  3. To provide participants with an opportunity to practice these skills in a safe and supportive environment
  4. To set these skills and the theory within an ethical framework
  5. To increase personal growth and self-awareness as pertinent to counselling supervision
  6. To provide a suitable foundation for possible further training in supervision

Structure of the Certificate

The course is experiential and student centred in its approach. Our aim is to create an environment that is safe, confidential, supportive and challenging. Each day will involve a mixture of skills training and practice, small group work, tutor input and large group discussion. Individual reflection and increasing self-awareness are key elements of the training.

The Rowan Counselling Supervision Certificate consists of two parts.

Part One
12 Units delivered online over 3 weekends.
Part Two
At least twelve supervised hours working as a supervisor with not less than two supervisees and not more than four. Participants are responsible for finding their own supervisees and their own supervisor, in accordance with the COSCA criteria.


There are a number of assessment components including:

  • 100% attendance of the training units
  • A Supervisor Information Form
  • Observation of the Supervisor Essential Skills
  • A transcript of ten minutes of supervision with analysis and conclusion
  • A two to three thousand words case study
  • A Supervisor Report Form
  • A Supervision Log of clients seen

Further details about assessment criteria will be provided by your trainer. You have 12 months from the end of part one to submit the case study, supervision report form and supervision log.

The Trainers
Sue Black Portrait

Sue is a person-centred counsellor, supervisor and trainer. As well as Rowan Consultancy, she works with a number of other organisations, including Perth College UHI and the University of Aberdeen, where she tutors on the Certificate in Counselling Skills course. Sue gained her degree in Psychology then went on to qualify as a counsellor in 2006.

Lynne Hope Portrait

Lynne has a MSc in Counselling and a Diploma in Counselling Supervision. She has a particular interest and passion in working with children and young people. Lynne is a part-time counselling and mental health lecturer at Abertay University also delivering the Certificate in Counselling Skills here at Rowan.

Register Now

Continue you professional training by gaining a recognised qualification in supervision and register using our booking form now. Alternatively, if you need more information, give Rowan a call today on 01738 562 005 to speak to one of the trainers.

Rowan Consultancy, 121 Burghmuir Road, Perth, PH1 1JF. +44(0)1738 562005