Course Fees

All applicants need to first email Sue to register interest in the course and include an up to date copy of their CV. Sue will arrange to talk with you if you have any questions. Email: [email protected]

CPD Standards Office Accredited Course taught by Dr Sue Pattison internationally respected trainer, clinical supervisor, therapist and writer

The course includes online knowledge and skills. There is no practice element to this course. You can top up later to the Diploma with an extra module and supervised practice for £218.00 plus supervision/coaching fees 3 x £65 (£195).

  • 1


    • Welcome to the Certificate in Clinical Supervision

    • Introduction to the Certificate in Clinical Supervision by Dr Sue Pattison

  • 2

    Module 1

    • Introduction to Module One by Dr Sue Pattison

    • Module 1: Learning Objectives

    • Lesson 1: My Journey from Therapist to Supervisor

    • Transcript to go with Sue's Podcast (Lesson 1)

    • Lesson 2: Developing Your Supervision Role

    • Lesson 3: Models and Theories of Clinical Supervision

    • Lesson 3: Models for Telephone and Online Counselling - Background Information

    • Lesson 4: Cyclical Model Podcast by Sue

    • Lesson 4: Transcript to go with Sue's Podcast (Cyclical Model)

    • Lesson 4: The Cyclical Model of Supervision - Stages and Steps

    • Lesson 5: Carroll's Integrative Model of Supervision

    • Further Resources for Online Supervision

    • Supervision Contract

    • Module 1: Knowledge Check

    • Module 1 Tasks

    • Assessment Information

  • 3

    Module 2

    • Introduction to Module 2 by Dr Sue Pattison

    • Module 2 Learning Objectives: Stages of Supervision - The process - Lessons 1 & 2

    • Background to Lessons 1 & 2

    • Lesson 1: Stage of Supervision- The Process 1

    • Lesson 2: Stages of Supervision-The Process 2

    • Further Resources: Lessons 1 & 2

    • Module 2 Learning Objectives: Ethical and Professional Issues - Lessons 3, 4, 5, 6

    • Background to Lessons 3, 4, 5, 6

    • Lesson 3: Working Ethically as a Clinical Supervisor- Introduction

    • Lesson 3: Working Ethically as a Clinical Supervisor- BACP

    • Lesson 3: Working Ethically as a Clinical Supervisor- UKCP

    • Lesson 3: Working Ethically as a Clinical Supervisor- PTUK

    • Lesson 4: Manage Ethical Issues Related to Supervisees

    • Boundary Issues Paper

    • Data Sharing Code of Practice- related to Ethical Issues and Supervisor Data Kept on Supervisee

    • Lesson 5: Understanding Own Limits of Competence as a Clinical Supervisor

    • Lesson 6: Apply Ethical Problem-Solving to Professional Issues

    • Module 2: More Resources For You

    • End of Course Assessment 1: Reflecting on your own process of learning on the course

    • End of Course Assessment 2

    • Course Evaluation

    • Next Steps

Dr Sue Pattison - Biography

PhD. MA. Dip Couns. MBACP (Accred). Cert Ed. HV.RGN.

Sue has had a long career working with adults, children, young people and families in practice and an academic career at the Universities of Durham and Newcastle and presently with Arden University. She has written Diploma and Degree courses for universities in counselling, psychotherapy and clinical supervision as well as bespoke courses for organisations, including school counselling training for the EU. She has trained counsellors, psychotherapists and supervisors in Kenya, Hong Kong, South Africa and Turkey. Her work includes examining counselling and supervision courses at Universities such as Cambridge, Keele, Manchester, Nottingham, Edinburgh and Teesside. She was Joint Chair of the Children, Young People and Families Division of BACP for many years, and a supportive member of Counsellors Together UK. She has a busy counselling, supervision and training practice in Darlington and the South of France.

Course Overview

The Certificate in Clinical Supervision contains all the elements of a high quality course that will help you to gain competences to work as a supervisor. The course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office. As a course that meets high standards it includes the following components:

  • Knowledge - models and theories of supervision, ethics and the law

  • Skills - supervision competences

  • A qualification that can be topped up to the Diploma later

Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible to join the course if you are ready to build on your knowledge and skills and extend your practice to supervision. In addition, you must provide an up to date CV. Sue is available for a chat if you want further information

  • You must be a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist with practice experience

  • Perhaps you are already supervising and want a formal qualification?

  • You must provide an up to date CV

Joining Instructions

Acceptance onto the course is dependent the Eligibility Criteria and submission of your CV. If you want a place on the Certificate, follow these instructions please.

  • First of all- email Sue to let her know you are interested in the Certificate: [email protected]

  • Email Sue your CV

  • Sue will have a chat with you if you want further information

  • Register and pay the fee

Course Structure

The course is designed to be completed at your own pace, but usually it can be completed in a few weeks. The two components of the course are set out here, along with the assessment requirements:

  • Knowledge

    This is online as two double modules each broken down into two main parts as you will see in the Curriculum.

  • Skills

    The skills used in your therapeutic work can be built on and those used in supervision will be developed through knowledge from models and theories.

  • Assessment

    The course is assessed through Multiple Choice Questions and Answers. All other components of the course must be completed.

Course Curriculum

Two double modules, each with two parts and a series of lessons for you to work through online. *Includes Online and Telephone Supervision*

  • Module One

    1. Becoming a Supervisor 2. Models and Theories

  • Module 2

    1. Stages of Supervision: The Process 2. Ethical and Professional Issues


If your question isn't listed here, please contact Dr Sue Pattison. She will be pleased to answer your questions personally. Email: [email protected]

  • Question: Do I have to have a supervisee to do the Certificate? Answer: No, you need a supervisee for the Diploma course but not this Certificate.

  • Question: Is this course accredited? Answer: YES, it is accredited with the CPD Standards Office.

  • Question: How do I top-up to achieve the Diploma qualification in the future? Answer: It is simple. You will need to take one more module and carry out supervised practice with a supervisee. In addition, you will need to do the Diploma course assessment.

This is a CPD Standards Office Accredited Course

Therapists taking the Certificate in Clinical Supervision will receive a formal CPD Certificate of Attendance/Achievement and can record their attendance (30 hours CPD) towards their formal CPD requirements for their professional body, institute or employer.
The course is fully accredited with the CPD Standards Office.