Our highly respected supervision training has been praised by previous participants for its rigour, practicality and creativity. The emphasis during the training is on practice, underpinned with input on and discussion of theory and ethics – it’s ideal whether you’re just starting out in supervision or want to refresh your skills.

Who takes this course?

The Diploma in Supervision is designed for experienced individual or group practitioners, whether they are new to supervision or want to refresh their skills.

Course outline

The aim of the course is for you to increase your skills in responding appropriately to practitioners with different levels of experience and to enhance your understanding of your ethical, pastoral and therapeutic responsibilities, both as a supervisee and a supervisor.

This includes:

  • Studying and developing the skills and theory for the task of supervision
  • Exploring the dynamics of supervision
  • Looking at the potential for creative methods to expand the repertoire of the supervisor
  • Using your own supervisory experience either as supervisee or supervisor, to enact and critique live practice
  • Scrutinising and discussing issues of importance including ethics, boundaries, institutional and organisational matters.

About the tutors

October and February dates

Gaie Houston UKCP (October and February), international trainer and author, is on the editorial boards of the Gestalt Review USA, the British Gestalt Journal and Self and Society, Journal of Humanistic Psychology. She has published books on Group Process and, of course, Supervision. Gaie’s book, “Supervision and Counselling”, (£7.99 plus £1 p&p) is available from The Gestalt Centre. In 2013 her latest book, “Gestalt Counselling in a Nutshell” was published by Sage.

April and June dates

Jane Puddy UKCP is a gestalt psychotherapist with many years’ experience teaching and supervising gestalt practitioners in training. With a background in Dramatherapy (State Reg), Family Therapy and Group Analysis, she works in a variety of social work, psychiatric and forensic settings, contributing to the development of Counselling and Psychotherapy courses in the UK, Australia and Greece. She has been a faculty member at the Gestalt Centre for over 23 years and is also UKCP and HPC registered.

What our students say

“The teaching of the course allowed me to develop an insight on what is supervision, to challenge myself on my position as potential supervisor, and better understand my role.”– NS, MBACP Accred. & Reg. Psychotherapist

“Thank you for a thorough and thought provoking course that helped me deepen my work” – HR, UKCP Psychotherapist

“The Supervisor Training stands out for me as a time when I learnt how to use the support and encouragement forthcoming from both trainers. I also learnt about how to support myself to achieve something that I had not believed possible. It’s a good feeling.” – JD

  • Assessments

    You’ll need to complete two substantial pieces of writing, one by a date near the beginning of the following academic year.

  • Course Fees

    £1750 self-funded
    £2065 sponsored
    *20% discount for self-funding GC Members

    There’s an assessment fee, payable on submission of the final piece of written work.

  • Entry requirements
    • At least four years’ experience as a therapist or counsellor
    • On completion of the course, you’ll need to have carried out at least 80 hours supervising individuals or groups.

Next dates


This programme has already started for 2015 / 2016.

If you’d like to stay up-to-date with changes (including new course dates), find similar courses or  suggest ideas for future course content, please fill in the contact form on this page and we’ll be in touch.

“It has been a wonderful experience and is having a great impact both personally and professionally.”

NM, Counsellor


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