The Institute of Pastoral Counselling & Supervision offers two training programmes targeted at the Clergy, Pastoral Care Team Leaders, Lay Ministers, Pastoral Counsellors, Chaplains and Spiritual Directors to develop understanding and skills in reflective practice in pastoral and ministerial settings. The current emphasis upon Ministerial Development means that the church needs practitioners with supervisory skills to facilitate creative reflection on the priorities and tasks of ministry.

For more information or any queries please contact them directly via administrator Kathryn Addis:

Professional Certificate in Pastoral Supervision

Now FULL for October 2022

Within a widening variety of settings, chaplains have an important role to play in fostering skills of reflective practice – particularly in relation to spiritual care – within multi-disciplinary teams. In addition, spiritual direction is increasingly seen as a life-giving ministry to the whole church and spiritual directors also need opportunities to reflect on their practice and receive supervision for their work.

The Professional Certificate in Pastoral Supervision has been developed to address this cluster of training needs. It is a substantial course, which draws on both theological and psychological understandings of the mission and ministry of lay and ordained Christians in a variety of settings.

The training will be offered as blended face to face & online delivery. As 6 x two-day workshops (Wednesday & Thursday):

Training Dates:

Workshop 1      19-20 Oct 2022 (Emmanuel Church, Loughborough)

Workshop 2      16-17 Nov 2022 (on zoom)

Workshop 3      18-19 Jan 2023 (on zoom)

Workshop 4      15-16 Mar 2023 (on zoom)

Workshop 5      26-27 Apr 2023 (on zoom)

Workshop 6      21-22 Jun 2023 (Emmanuel Church, Loughborough)

2022/2023 Fees: £1,250.00

Professional Diploma in Pastoral Supervision

Course Full closed to applications 2022.

The Professional Diploma in Pastoral Supervision is a short training starting in February 2022.

This training follows on from the Professional Certificate in Pastoral Supervision, and aims to support the reflective practice of graduates of the certificate course as they integrate theory and practice and to prepare them, as you build up hours of regular pastoral supervision in order to be eligible for APSE accreditation.

Between February and July 2022 there will be three two-day workshops with time to embed learning within professional and ministerial practice.

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