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Supervision Training

The Terapia Diploma in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling Supervision is open to practitioners with experience in therapeutic work with clients from all age groups and particularly those with interest in child and adolescent work.  The course is validated by UKCP and is one year in duration, running over eight weekends.

The course is unique in that it combines process and developmental theories of supervision with models adapted from play therapy, attachment theory and neuroscience.  It is a generic training that is applicable to those working with children, adolescents and adults.  Some of the modules are focused on supervisors who work with adolescents and children and will focus exclusively on the developmental challenges of these younger age groups.  All the learning on the course is through the group processing theory via a range of experiential methods and creative techniques.

We welcome qualified psychotherapists, counsellors and members of caring professions: psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and coaches.  To receive a brochure for this course, please email, sending us your full postal address.  The next course will begin in Spring 2021.


Teaching staff

Core staff

  • Di Gammage
  • Yolande Anastasi

Visiting tutors - Weekend Seminars and Workshops

  • Peter Jenkins
    Legal issues in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People
  • Stan Grant
    Transcultural Awareness in Supervision
  • Dr Julia Ronder
    Mental Health and Referring Out
  • Bharti Dhir
    Child Protection, legal and court issues


Course Dates

The training takes place over eight weekends at the  Terapia Centre in Finchley, North  London and welcomes candidates from all over the country and abroad.  The course dates for 2020 are shown below for information - the dates for 2021 will be available in June/July:

1 and 2 February 2020

28 and 29 March 2020

25 and 26 April 2020

6 and 7 June 2020

11 and 12 July 2020

26 and 27 September 2020

17 and 18 October 2020

28 and 29 November 2020


Graduates may be considered for the position of supervisor in various professional settings, as suggested by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

The Course will also qualify the graduates to apply for a Registration as an Accredited Supervisor with BACP and UKCP.

The course also complies with British Association for Play Therapists (BAPT) for individual and group supervision training.


Entry Requirements

Candidates need to fulfil the following entry requirements:

Previous training in a field related to psychotherapy, counselling psychology, psychiatry, coaching or social work;

Above training was taken at the minimum of Diploma level;

Minimum of three years of post-qualifying experience equivalent to 800 practice hours;

Ability to undergo training at a postgraduate level of competence;

Evidence of experience of professional involvement with children or adolescents in a caring capacity;

Evidence of sufficient practice of supervision or:

Ability to take up supervisory practice with groups and individual supervisees -  a minimum of 1 group or 2 individual supervisees required at the beginning of course; and

Clear Enhanced DBS Check.

Training Requirements

100% attendance of the course;

A minimum of 25 hours of supervisory practice with individual supervisees who work with children or young people or

25 hours of group supervision conducted with supervisees who work with children, young people or adults;

Submission of one essay of six thousand words showing integration of theories and techniques and how these are applied to case material;

Submission of one tape of individual supervision session;

Evidence of reflection on supervision by keeping a journal throughout the course;

The theoretical training is conducted in parallel with the experiential training. There is live supervision with peer assessment and tutors’ assessment.



Subjects taught on the course: Theoretical and experiential training:

Theories of supervision - theoretical underpinnings of  process, social roles and developmental models as applied in group and individual supervision;

Theories of supervision as adapted from play therapy, attachment theory and neuroscience;

Use of experiential methods to understand how theories relate to  supervisory practice;

Use of creative materials in supervision: sand tray, symbols, art materials as supervision tools for child psychotherapists;

Assessment methods in working with children and young people;

Ethical dilemmas in psychotherapeutic work with vulnerable client groups such as children, adolescents;

Boundaries and line management issues in counselling and psychotherapy supervision;

Child psychotherapists in court - court appearances and court reports;

Current legislation relating to therapeutic work with children and young people;

Safeguarding children/child protection issues;

Tape and video recording in child psychotherapy;

Working with difference; and

Live supervision.



Course Fees for 2020

Terapia is a Registered Charity (Charity number 1144041) and as such does not profit from the course fees. We make every effort to ensure that the fees correspond to the training cost.

An initial, non-refundable deposit will be required to secure your place on the course, after which you have the following payment options for your fees:

Monthly standing order (over ten months)

Three instalments (at the beginning of each term)

A discount of £ 60 will apply for anyone who pays their full course fees before the course start date.

 Total course fees:

Deposit (non-refundable)

Balance to pay

One payment

Three instalments by term

Ten monthly instalments

Interview fee

 £ 2,950.00

£ 550.00

£ 2,400.00

£ 2,340.00

£ 800.00

£ 240.00

£ 60.00

Fees include all charges for the course materials, art materials and assessments of written assignments.   Additional supervision sessions (if required), individual meetings with tutors (if required) are not included in the above fees.  In the event of a change in a student’s personal circumstances resulting in difficulty in meeting the financial obligation of the course, she/he should contact the Course Director as soon as possible so that a mutually appropriate solution can be sought.  Late fees will incur interest.

If a student decides to withdraw from the training part way through the year, the full fees for the year are payable. If a student has been asked to withdraw from the training, the fees up to and including that term are payable.



For information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit or contact 0800 100 900.

Students who currently work with children or young people may choose to approach their employer to fund or part-fund the training, particularly if the skills acquired will directly contribute to their current job. Terapia will assist and support students wishing to make such applications.  International students can contact The British Council at for information on grants and scholarships.


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