Diploma in Counselling Supervision

Are you an experienced counsellor looking for “another string to your bow”?

counsellingimgOr are you already a supervisor but feel uncertain about the theory that underpins your work?

Or are you a psychotherapist interested in developing a supervision practice?

This course could be just what you’re looking for!

The Physis Scotland Diploma in Counselling Supervision course will be delivered over 9 days of highly interactive and experiential training.

This dynamic training will enable you to:

  • Develop an in depth knowledge of several models of supervision, both developmental and task focussed
  • Establish a clear ethical framework for your work as a supervisor, and enable your supervisees to develop their own ethical thinking and practice
  • Understand the differences between therapeutic work and supervision, and be able to work at the boundary of these aspects whilst maintaining the role of supervisor
  • Learn supervision skills for working with both novice and experienced counsellors, and apply appropriate interventions to working with both groups
  • Understand and critique applications of supervision for both individual and group supervision
  • Develop your identity as a supervisor based on your own philosophy of supervision.

Applicants must have a COSCA Diploma in Counselling or equivalent minimum level of counselling/psychotherapy training, have completed at least 450 hours of practice as a counsellor or psychotherapist, and be in ongoing supervision for their clinical practice. A basic knowledge of Transactional Analysis would be an advantage, for example attendance at a TA101 or similar.

In addition, all applicants are required to complete 24 hours of supervised supervision practice in order to complete the course. This should be supervised by a Physis approved supervisor of supervision in a ratio of 1 hour supervision of supervision to every 6 hours of supervision practice. It is the students responsibility to find suitable supervisees. Physis Scotland will provide support with this if required.

2019/2020 Course Dates

  • 23th/24th November 2019
  • 29th February/1st March 2020
  • 18th/19th April 2020
  • 5th/6th/7th June 2020

Fee: £900 (4 taught modules). £300 deposit plus 2 x £300

Course tutors

Bev Gibbons, PTSTA and Ronen Stilman, PTSTA


A Physis Scotland Diploma in Counselling Supervision will be awarded on successful completion of the course.

How to apply for this course

The next Diploma in Counselling Supervision course will start in November 2019. For an application form and/or further details please contact Fiona Firman, Training and Development Lead – enquiries.physis@gmail.com or call 07927 557217

About the Course Tutors

Bev Gibbons

Bev is a PTSTA (P) and has a BA Hons in integrative counselling, she works as a trainer, supervisor and therapist in private practice, and is currently vice-chair of UKATA Council and chair of the UKATA Safeguarding Committee.

Bev is passionate about getting TA ‘out there’ so that as many people as possible are aware of it and can have the opportunity to experience themselves positively through its great potential to transform. She is committed to working and developing work across all 4 TA fields, and to continuing to explore and experience the potential in relational, co-created processes.

Ronen Stilman

Ronen Stilman MSc (TA Psychotherapy), CTA(P), COSCA and UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist and Supervisor, PTSTA(P)

Ronen is an experienced and qualified UKCP registered psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer, and has a private practice based in Edinburgh city centre.

He has previously taught in a variety of continuous professional development courses such as Working with Couples, Narrative Change Identity Structure and Post Natal Depression.