Programme Leader: Rosemary Langford-Bellaby

One academic year over six months training delivery with an additional year to complete the clinical obligations.

About this training

If you are looking at this course, it is likely that you have developed as a practitioner beyond core training and are now looking to support other professionals with their work. Becoming a supervisor signals a significant and exciting development in you as a practitioner. This Diploma in Clinical Supervision provides an opportunity to shape your development as a supervisor and foster confidence.

Rising to the challenge of meeting the diverse supervision needs of practitioners is the focus of our Diploma in Clinical Supervision. The course is delivered in a relational, creative style, responsive to the current needs of clients and service users. Developing your own style as a supervisor will be nurtured whilst challenging you to stretch your current ability to encompass key components of the training. The teaching is delivered in a group through a variety of modes including group work, small group work, interactive taught elements, and independent study. An emphasis on shared knowledge and experience of all participants supported throughout.

The diploma is designed to build on skills and experience already developed by students prior to attending this course. It emphasises the ability to hold an overview of processes and people such that they can be helped to fulfil their role and task more effectively.

Some of the aspects which will be explored from the perspective of your own modality are:

  • Equality and Diversity.
  • Unconscious process.
  • Developmental Theory.
  • Ethical dilemmas.
  • Contracting.
  • Rights and responsibilities.
  • Endings.


The Course is taught over five three-day workshops held Friday to Sunday (9:30 to 4:30 each day). We may incorporate some online working to equip you to develop necessary skills for developing online supervision.

Training dates

The training dates for Autumn 2024 are to be confirmed.


The workshops are delivered in our training facilities in Nottingham.

Programme Leader:

Rosemary Langford-Bellaby has extensive training and experience as a psychotherapist, supervisor trainer and consultant. Rosemary has trained in both Gestalt Psychotherapy and Integrative Psychotherapy and has completed additional elements of training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis, Behavioural Therapy and Client-Centred Counselling. She is accredited with the UKCP and runs a private practice working with individuals, couples, and groups. As part of her work Rosemary has had first-hand experience in the field of Trauma having worked in Israel and Croatia with trauma sufferers and survivors. Rosemary also runs the one-year CPD SPTI Certificate training in: A Relational Approach to the Treatment of Trauma.


“Through this training I gained knowledge within a group who added the richness of their experiences, offering me a powerful bedrock on which I base my supervisory relationships. I also gained a wonderful support group.”

“To work with people so committed to their own and others development and to share wisdom between each other was enriching and a real gift. I have been delighted to come away with a truly supportive network of colleagues and friends.

Who is this training for?

This training is suitable for:

  • Those who meet counselling and psychotherapy professional body (such as BACP, UKCP) requirements.
  • Professions where practitioners have a responsibility for the provision of supervision, such as Registered Nurses, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social workers and Probation Officers.


  • Suitable for most counselling / psychotherapy modalities. This is important as part of becoming a supervisor is the ability to reframe theory in a way that it is understandable to a supervisee.
  • Some exceptions are modalities requiring specific training, such as CBT.


Interviews are conducted by the Programme Leader or an experienced professional supervisor and are likely to be for a minimum of 30 minutes duration. At interview, you will be asked about the following:

  • Personal philosophy
  • Ethical stance
  • Challenges faced and worked through
  • Theories that support and theories that excite

Pre-course entry requirements


This diploma is delivered at a Level 7 of education (Masters level) Therefore the current academic entry requirements are:

  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Ability to study at level 7 degree or equivalent such as, prior educational or work-based learning or from a relevant professional qualification. Please contact to be put in contact with the Programme Leader to explore this further.


Applicants should usually possess one of the following:

  • A relevant qualification with an accrediting body such as:
    • UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
    • BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
    • Alternative demonstrable degree level equivalent training (such as Registered Nurses, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social workers, or Probation Officers).
  • Usually, 3 years post-qualification experience or 600 supervised clinical hours.


  • Successful completion of two written components is needed to pass the course these are:
    • An essay detailing your philosophy of supervision
    • A recorded transcript with commentary taken from a supervision session.
  • Students need to provide 50 hours of supervision and to receive 25 hours of supervision from a recognised Supervisor of Supervision.  The Supervisor of your Supervision must be approved by the Programme Leader before supervision begins to ensure they are suitably experienced to support you in your development.
  • All elements of assessment and clinical requirements should be completed within a year of the course ending.


Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded an SPTI Diploma in Clinical Supervision. 


For the course starting Autumn 2024, the tuition fees are:  £2,730.00. A deposit of £300 is required to secure a place.

Students can pay in four instalments (instalment fee applicable). This course does not attract any funding such as advanced learning loans.

Additional Costs

These costs are in addition to the tuition fees and you are expected to pay these yourself. You must undertake supervision of supervision during the course.

  • Clinical Supervision (25hrs, usually around £40-£60 per session)
  • Additional time for course completion (beyond the two-year period for completion of all associated academic and clinical submissions) will incur an additional enrolment and fee. This fee is currently £265 but may be subject to increase in progressing years.

Further Information

If you are interested in undertaking this training, please email who will put you in touch with Rosemary Langford-Bellaby the Programme Leader.

*UKCP Requirements to become an accredited supervisor.

If you are a UKCP accredited Psychotherapist on successful completion of the Diploma in Supervision SPTI will nominate you to Humanistic and Integrative College (HIPC, which is a college of UKCP). This initial accreditation will provide you with a status of a recognised supervisor (RS) when you have been practicing as a supervisor for 2 years you can then be considered as a recognised training supervisor (RTS)

To Apply

Applications for Autumn 2024 will be available once 24/25 training dates are confirmed in 2024.

If you wish to make an application, you will need to submit: