Creative Approaches to Supervision Diploma

A one year UKCP Recognised, BPA and ADMP Accredited cross professional course ran by the London Centre for Psychodrama.

Hear the core staff team introduce the training

The course is based on the principles published in the book: Creative Supervision Across Modalities: Theory and Applications for Therapists, Counsellors and Helping Professionals. A. Chesner and L. Zografou (eds), Jessica Kingsley Publications (2014).

The course is 130 hours for UK-based practitioners and 135h for the online non-UK residents format, at Diploma level. Applications are welcome from psychotherapists, counsellors, arts and play therapists, coaches and others interested in the supervision of practitioners from various fields. This established course is accredited by BPA, and recognised by BADTh, organisational members of UKCP and HCPC respectively. It is also accredited by ADMP. Successful completion of the Training may lead to inclusion on registers of supervisors (subject to all other relevant criteria being met).

The course is based in psychodynamic and integrative principles, with a strong commitment to the creative process and the use of creative action methods in one to one, group and team supervision. We welcome applications from practitioners from a variety of orientations and modalities.


Module 1: Supervisory roles and relationships, contracting and ethics

Module 2: Practice issues, regular and crisis supervision

Module 3: Specialist perspectives

Module 4: Supervision of supervision, working with groups and teams.

Trainees commit to a minimum of 8 sessions of supervision on their supervision practice during the training period.

Two of these are included in the course fee. The remaining sessions can be undertaken with an appropriately qualified supervisor of the trainee’s choice.

Each module includes action-based teaching of supervision theory; demonstration and practice of creative methodology and action methods; live peer supervision and reflections; specialist topic and book presentations.

Course content

Theories of supervision based in integrative, systemic and psychodynamic principles

Creative and action based techniques as applied to individual and group supervision

Live supervision skills practice

Specialist presentations reflecting the areas of expertise of the group

Book reviews reflecting the interests of the group and the core reading list of the course

A final paper on applied learning from the course

Assessment by self, peer and tutor

Dates and times

UK format: Training runs over the following weekends and times: Friday 7pm-9.30pm, Saturday 9.30am-6pm and Sunday 9.30am-5pm

  • 29th September-1st October 2023
  • 27th – 29th October 2023
  • 24th – 26th November 2023
  • 27th – 28th January 2024
  • 23th – 25th February 2024
  • 22nd – 24th March 2024
  • 26th – 28th April 2024

Non-UK format: fully online between January and July 2024 over:

23 Tuesdays 11am-3pm – all times are UK times (for a detailed schedule please contact Anna Chesner at

1 Tuesday 9am-3pm 23 April 2024


2 Weekends – Saturdays and Sundays 8am-3pm

  • 13-14 January 2024
  • 13-14 July 2024

Core staff

Course Direction Anna Chesner MA, UKCP reg Psychotherapist, HCPC reg Arts Therapist, specialist in Psychodrama and Group Analysis.

Céline Butté MA, UKCP & ADMP reg Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy informed Practitioner

Bryn Jones MA, HCPC reg Dramatherapist

Staff members are published authors and registered supervisors



3,200 (in person training) payable in two instalments (UK-residents) £2,800 (online training) payable in one instalment (non-UK residents). The fee includes attendance at training weekends, tutorials, and two one-to-one supervision of supervision sessions with the course director.

A powerful and enriching learning experience that taught me a lot about supervision and about myself. Having gained the confidence and the means to work creatively, I came away with a renewed sense of my potential. This course practices what it teaches. With theory providing a secure base from which to explore, experiential learning fosters both group and individual creative engagement with techniques. This is supported by encouragement to reflect and thereby develop new understandings, skills and attitudes.

Tamar Posner UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor

Enquiries and Application by 25th March (non-UK) 8th June 2022 (UK)

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