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NOTE: Next Clinical Supervision Training Starts In January 2022

Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision Including Online and Telephone Working

 Next course to begin January 2022

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If you are an experienced practitioner looking for formal counselling supervision training held online, that covers face-to-face practice, supervising online, as well group supervision, then this course is perfect for you.

The Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision will include supervision training mapped to a level 6 certificate. The training covers learning on supervising both face-to-face and online, via telephone, text and email.

This training is mapped to the BACP supervision competence framework, the National Counselling Society (NCS) Good practice guide for supervision and the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) Online supervision competencies.

This course is ideal preparation for those therapists who choose to apply for BACP accredited supervisor status.

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Course graduates will gain the competence and confidence to offer clinical supervision to counsellors, both online and in a face-to-face setting, in line with evidence-based practice. The course covers in-person counselling supervision practice as well as supervising therapists who work online, via email, text or telephone

Training cost

The Counselling Tutor Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision is sold out until January 2022.
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The training cost for the entire course is £1200

Payment plan

We recognise that payment plans offer flexibility, so we will be offering a payment plan.


You may wonder what qualification you will need to become a counselling supervisor.

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To undertake this online clinical supervision training course, you will need…


  1. A formally recognised counselling qualification to Diploma level or above in any modality
  2. A minimum of 1 year of supervised post graduate practice, or 400 supervised counselling hours
  3. A formally recognised qualification to work using online technology such as video call, email or text
  4. A reference letter from your current supervisor supporting your application to train as a counselling supervisor (this letter will be asked for after enrolment)


As well as the above requirements you will also need

  • A laptop or computer that connects to the internet
  • To have available time and capacity to undertake the learning
  • To be able to attend 6 tutor-led sessions held on Saturdays (see course dates and times)
  • To engage in-process work with peers using an online platform such as Zoom
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This counselling supervision training course was built to be delivered entirely online. It will be delivered on the purpose-built Counselling Tutor virtual learning environment.

You will engage in a combination of self-directed learning, live online tutor-led sessions, and peer-observed simulated engagements.

No matter what your base modality, the Counselling Tutor online supervisor training will give you the structure, skills and competencies to safely and ethically, clinically supervise counsellors.


8 modules and 40 lessons guide you through everything from setting your supervisory mindset, creating your contracts and practice paperwork, and delivering clinically sound supervision.

More detail on what is covered in the modules can be found on this page – scroll down to view.

The course is underpinned by the Shohet and Hawkins Seven-Eyed Model of supervision developed by Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet.


You will learn how to foster

A boundaried space for reflective and reflexive practice

Professionally held space where your supervisee can debrief and detach from client systems

A place where skills are honed and developed

A supportive environment where a supervisee can explore their own self in response to their client materials


Module 1: Introduction to Clinical Supervision

This module considers supervision within an ethical and legal framework.

You will gain an introduction to supervision and explore the context of the difference between supervising online and in a face-to-face setting.

You will explore your own competencies and consider the ethical and legalities that underpin clinical supervision practice.

Module 2: Model the Supervisory Relationship

Module 2 will guide you in developing your approach to the supervisory relationship.

You will look at boundaries, create a supervision contract, learn to use challenges in a supportive manner, and explore how theory and skills enhance the supervision relationship.

You will also learn about supervision in the digital environment

Module 3: Working with Diversity in Supervision

In Module 3 you will focus on working with diversity in your counsellor supervisory relationships. You will look at legislation and ethical considerations in relation to barriers that may arise when supervising counsellors in your practice.

Module 4: Transferring Skills into an Online Environment

Module 4 is all about how you will support your supervisees who work online and how you can manage your own online supervision practice. You will be guiding your supervisees to adapt to an online environment, you will be developing a User-Centred approach to counselling supervision and exploring best practices during the different stages of supervision.

Module 7: Self Reflection

By Module 7 you will now be in supervision placement. This module will help you map the  ongoing support you will need to refine and develop your professional practice

Module 5: Self Awareness and Self-Care

Module 5 focuses on you as the supervisor and how you will manage your own self-care and support. Being a reflective and reflexive practitioner will keep you psychologically safe and help you manage your work life balance in a way that is both professional and respectful to yourself.

Module 8: Group Supervision

Module 8 takes the learning and experience you have acquired during this course and teaches you how to apply this in a group setting. You will explore the differences of working with groups, how to identify and manage group processes and you will look at an example agenda for a particular group session

Module 6: Supervise to Theory

Module 6 teaches the Shohet and Hawkins Seven Eyed Model of Supervision. This theory will provide you with a framework for developing your supervision practice. The Seven Eyed Model of supervision gives you a blueprint that helps you focus on different areas of your supervisee interaction. You will take part in experiential sessions and receive feedback from your tutor as you develop your theory, skills, and competence to work safely and ethically with those you supervise.


e-therapy course tutor Ken Kelly

Kenneth Kelly

Kenneth – or Ken – Kelly is a practising counsellor and a clinical supervisor.

Ken completed a post-graduation certificate in online and telephone counselling in 2012.

He also holds a teaching qualification and authored the textbook Basic Counselling Skills: A Student Guide.

In his position as Co-Director at Counselling Tutor, Ken focuses on online training provision and specialises in outcome-based online learning.

online counselling course tutor Rory Lees-Oakes

Rory Lees-Oakes

Rory Lees-Oakes is Co-Director at Counselling Tutor and author of Counselling Theory in Practice: A Student Guide.

He spent over a decade lecturing in counselling. Rory is a qualified counsellor, clinical supervisor and lecturer.

In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious Silver Plato award for outstanding use of technology in education. He is also a Fellow of the Pearson Teaching Awards.

An avid drinker of tea, he’s more likely to be found in a tea room than a bar.


Christine Shore

Christine Shore

Christine is a qualified counsellor, teacher, lecturer and clinical supervisor. She completed a post-graduation certificate in online and telephone counselling in 2020. Christine has extensive practice experience in several settings; including working with EAPs, care homes, in the work place and with the constabulary. She has a busy private practice.

Christine is a qualified reiki practitioner and also has a history of experience in one to one work with individuals of all ages in learning support, advice, guidance, education and management.

She has carried out phenomenological research into humour in counselling.

Gillian Johnson - Supervision course tutor

Gillian Johnson

Gillian is a qualified counsellor, lecturer, fieldwork supervisor and mentor. She has wide-ranging practice experience, including working within higher education settings, mental health settings and with community-based voluntary services such as Cruz Bereavement and Victim Support.

She also works in her private practice on a one-to-one basis. She completed a post-graduation certificate in online and telephone counselling in 2020.

Gillian is currently completing her Advanced Master’s in Counselling and Psychotherapy and her dissertation on Supervision with the focus on the need for it to be available to anyone working with people.

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