Diploma in Supervision

Next training:

8, 9, 10 October 2015
18, 19, 20 February 2016
10am – 5pm on all days

14, 15, 16 April 2016
16, 17, 18 June 2016
2pm – 5pm Thursdays
10am – 5pm Fridays and Saturdays

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

The Course:
Our supervision training has been respected and praised for its rigour, practicality and creativity.
The emphasis during the training will be on practice, underpinned with input on and discussion of theory and ethics.

 Participants will:

  • study and develop the skills and theory for the task of supervision
  • explore the dynamics of supervision
  • look at the potential for creative methods to expand the repertoire of the supervisor
  • use their own supervisory experience either as supervisee or supervisor, to enact and critique live practice
  • scrutinise and discuss issues of importance including ethics, boundaries, institutional and organisational matters


  • Participants will increase their skills in responding appropriately to practitioners with different levels of experience
  • They will enhance their understanding of their ethical, pastoral and therapeutic responsibilities as supervisees and supervisors

Who Is It For

This course is open to both individual and group practitioners at the start of their supervisory practice or for those who wish to refresh their skills and leads to a Gestalt Centre Diploma in Supervision.

Participants need a minimum of four years’ experience as a therapist or counsellor and, by the completion of the course, will need to have carried out at least 80 hours supervising individuals or groups.

Two substantial pieces of writing will be required, one to be completed by a date near the beginning of the following academic year.
N.B. An assessment fee is payable on submission of the final piece of written work.

The Tutors:

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 form The Gestalt Centre.  In 2013 her latest book, “Gestalt Counselling in a Nutshell” was published by Sage.

Jane Puddy UKCP (April and June) 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.

Feedback from participants:

‘It has been a wonderful experience and is having a great impact both personally and professionally.’  NM, Counsellor

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

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