The PG diploma in Supervision course is intended to lead to a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) placement in the directory of accredited supervisors.  This course was originally devised by the late Dr Ken Evans, (former chair of the European Association of Psychotherapy) and has been running in different formats for over 15 years.  It is tailored towards the needs of the qualified counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and supervisors/managers in private /voluntary sectors.

Successful completion of this course leads to the qualification Post Graduate PG diploma in Supervision (equivalent to a Level 7).  The course is also taught overseas in over 10 countries and has been modified to meet the needs of WPP students.  The students will be required to abide by the ethical codes of UKCP & WPP as well as those of their own organisations and professional bodies.


Course Philosophy


Clinical Supervision is essential for ensuring both the quality of and ethical, reflective practice in the

psychological professions. Supervision promotes and safeguards the well being of clients.


The PG diploma in Supervision utilises an integrative relational approach, based on an intersubjective perspective. The course concentrates on a priority sequencing model and on transference phenomena. The experiential learning and use of group processes aim to promote a creative learning environment where a Meta-Therapy model can be practiced in supported, live supervision. There will be opportunity to practice individual supervision and group supervision – some of which may count as supervised practice.



Course Tutors

  • Helen Rowlands, Mel Ovens and visiting specialist tutors


Helen and Mel are both UKCP registered psychotherapists.  Helen has an Integrative background, whilst Mel has a Gestalt background.  

They have over half a century of experience each in counseling and psychotherapy.  They have worked with the NHS, Education, Social 

Services, Not for profit and private sectors.  They have presented workshops & papers at numerous national conferences and train both

in the UK and internationally


Each year visiting tutor(s) will be contributing to the course. This day is generally open access and provides the students the opportunity to 

take part in an event facilitated by a leading clinician from the world of supervision. In previous years this has included such well known figures 

as Dr Ken Evans, Matthew Harwood and Robin Shohet.


  Course Timetable


The course runs over 7 modules, 6×2 day + 1×3 day. The training day starts at 9.30am and ends at 5.30pm. All Modules will contain both theoretical material and practical work. From 2017 onwards.


The structure/content of the course will be 6 compulsory x 2 day modules and an additional 3 day module related to  working with Children & Adolescents for those applicants who are previously qualified/experienced in this work as a practitioner and who expect to offer such supervisory work.



Course Contents


 The taught part of the Course includes 6 x 2 day and 1 x 3 day Modules (listed below). Then students have 2 years of independent study to compete their learning log of hours  of supervision and supervision of supervision. 









13 Jan 2017

Introduction To PG diploma – Creating A Learning Environment, Purposes Of Supervision

14 Jan 2017

Overview Models Of Supervision, Contracts And



17 Feb 2017

Tasks, Roles & Functions In Supervision

18 Feb 2017

Disturbance At The Boundaries, Counter Transference. A Priority Sequence Model


17 March 2017

Developmental – Relational Approaches To Supervisory Relationship. Group Supervision.

18 March 2017

Parallel and spiral processes


19 May 2017

Supervision In The Wider Environment. Organisational, Social & Political Considerations

20 May 2017

Ethics and legal considerations


16 June 2017

Shame – Support And Challenge. Autonomy, Author- ity And Responsibility




17 June 2017

What Doesn’t Get Brought - Shame In  Learning

Styles. The Background In Supervision


14 July 2017

Praxis – Why Is Research Important

15 July 2017

Intensive Practicum - Presentations Endings in Supervision, tape prep. Ending of Course


Optional Module may run biannually according to demand

TBC Sept 2017

Supervision Across Differing Theoretical Orientations and Clinical Disciplines. Focus on Working with Children & adolescents

Visiting Guest Speaker here or earlier in programme



The Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership teaching style is experiential. All Modules model the experience of    supervision first and then include theoretical material. Our ethos in providing adult education is that each person is responsible for their own learning journey. We do not use role play in our training provision. During each training day the students have space for live supervision with each other. We ask that students that are prepared to bring their supervision issues and supervisory material to the course.




Course Fees for 2017 all charges include VAT


 Charges for Part 1 – Taught Course


  • £1750 for individuals (for compulsory 6 modules) 
  • £ 1800 If paid in instalments (admin charge added) - Deposit £200 + 8 instalments of £200 (for compulsory 6 modules)

                   £450 for the optional module – One payment (this may be run biannually according to demand)


 Charges for Part 2 – Independent Study Stage

  • £250 for marking tape transcript.
  • Cost of Supervision of Supervision


For further information download information sheet                   


Download Application Form here