Keele University

Keele University

Counselling Supervision

This course is designed to provide training in supervision for students who have substantial counselling or psychotherapy experience and who are either actively working in a supervisory capacity or are about to start practising supervision. It familiarises students with the theory and practice of counselling supervision and develops their skills in this area.

Entry requirements

This course is open to applicants who already have a Graduate or Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Counselling or Counselling Psychology and who are qualified counsellors with a minimum of 3 years of counselling experience. They must be a member of a professional body that has a professional conduct procedure. Applicants must show appropriate motivation and commitment for participation in a course which combines experiential learning and academic study. Applicants must be willing to comply with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Course modules

Indicative topics to be covered include: learning styles in training and supervision; the supervisee�s perspective; the supervisory relationship; models of supervision; the concept of counsellor development; the concept of supervisor development; tasks of supervision; strategies and interventions; organisational and contextual factors; transference/countertransference/parallel process; values and ethics in relation to supervision; issues of difference in supervision; group supervision (methods and goals); the use of audio-visual equipment in supervision; problems in supervision; endings in supervision; evaluations and assessment in supervision.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through tutor assessment using a variety of formats, including essays and audio-taped/transcribed sessions. There are no examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 3,045 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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