The Institute of Pastoral Counselling & Supervision offers 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 their administrator Kathryn Addis:

Professional Certificate in Pastoral Supervision

Places available for October 2023

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: 18-19 October 2023 (at Emmanuel Church, Loughborough)
  • Workshop 2: 22-23 November 2023 (at Emmanuel Church, Loughborough)
  • Workshop 3: 17-18 January 2024 (On Zoom)
  • Workshop 4: 13-14 March 2024 (On Zoom)
  • Workshop 5: 1-2 May 2024 (On Zoom)
  • Workshop 6: 19-20 June 2024 (at Emmanuel Church, Loughborough)

2023-24 Fees: £1,350.00

The brochure for the course can be downloaded below:

Taster Days:

  • Tuesday 7th March 2023 (10.00am – 2.00pm)
  • Thursday 18th May 2023 (10.00am – 2.00pm)
  • Wednesday 14th June 2023 (10.00am – 2.00pm)

To attend a free online taster day for the training please complete the booking form (via link below) and email to administrator Kathryn Addis