COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision

The COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision Course is aimed at two groups:

Those who are counselling and psychotherapy practitioners with at least 2 years' experience who wish to become supervisors

Psychotherapy, counselling and counselling skills practitioners already working as supervisors who seek to develop their skills and understanding

Course Aims

→To introduce participants to essential theoretical concepts of counselling supervision, including:

  • Models of supervision
  • Contracting
  • Parallel process and projective identification
  • Unconcious process
  • Ethics
  • Creative approches

→To introduce essential supervision practice skills

→To provide participants with an opportunity to practice these skills in a safe and supportive environment

→To set these skills and the theory within an ethical framework

→To increase personal growth and self-awareness as pertinent to counselling supervision

→To provide a suitable foundation for possible further training in supervision

Structure of the Certificate

The course has a mix of experiential and theoretical learning processes and is person centred in its approach.  Each session will involve a mixture of skills training and practice, small group work, tutor input and large group discussion.

Part One

12 Units delivered face-to-face over 3 weekends.

Part Two

At least twelve supervised hours working as a supervisor with not less than two supervisees and not more than four. Participants are responsible for finding their own supervisees and their own supervisor, in accordance with the COSCA criteria.


There are both summative and formative assessments

These are: 

  • 100% attendance of the training units
  • Observation of the Supervisor Essential Skills
  • A transcript of ten minutes of a supervision session with analysis and conclusion
  • A two to three thousand words case study
  • A Supervisor Report Form
  • A Supervision Log of clients seen

Further details about assessment criteria will be discussed by the trainers. Their will be an expeection that the case study, supervision report form and supervision logs will be submitted 12 months from the taught element of the course.

Course costs

The cost of the course is £650, this cost includes course handbook and all certification costs. A payment plan is available and can be discussed with the Grounded Learning Ltd. staff

To apply for the COSCA Counselling Supervision Certificate Course you can use our easy to complete online application process by simply clicking here