Professional Diploma in Supervision

*This programme is full for 2023*

Entry Requirements

This Professional Diploma Course is open to fully accredited psychotherapists/counsellors who have a minimum of four years clinical experience (post-accreditation) and who are working, or beginning to work, as supervisors of psychotherapists/counsellors. Participants are required to have at least one supervisee (not a course member) by the start of the course and to have completed 25 hours of supervision with their supervisee(s) before successful completion of the course.

Course Content

The contents of the course will be drawn principally from the work of Val Wosket and Steve Page, whose book “Supervising the Counsellor: A Cyclical Model”, is the core study text for the course. This model provides participants with a comprehensive and systematic approach to the theory and practice of supervision, while accommodating within it other approaches to supervision.


Course Structure

The course runs over 12 months, amounting to 140 hours of training between January and December each year. The programme includes an Induction day in January, 6 training weekends (Saturday and Sunday, full days) and a one-day clinical seminar, as well as directed study, assignment work and external supervised practice.

Each course weekend includes:

  • Theory input/workshop presentation
  • Supervised skills practice
  • Group supervision (by tutors) of supervision practice undertaken outside of course


Assessment is ongoing during the course and includes both theoretical and practical elements:

  • Live practical assessment of supervision competence
  • Written case study assignment on the theory and practice of supervision


Participants who successfully complete this training programme are awarded the Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre Professional Diploma in Supervision

Accreditation as a Supervisor

This Diploma Programme meets all of the training criteria for supervisor accreditation with IAHIP and is also formally recognised for supervisor accreditation by IACP.


Brían Howlett (Course Director)
BA(Hons.), FCA, Dip. Gestalt Therapy, Dip. Supervision, MIAHIP, MBASRT, ECP, Reg. ICP
Brían is a Gestalt therapist with a background in couples therapy. He has considerable experience in the training and supervision of counsellors and psychotherapists, and of clinical supervisors.

Maeve Lewis
BA, HDip.Ed, Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy, Advanced Cert. Group Analytic Psychotherapy, MIAHIP, Reg. ICP

Maeve is Director of One in Four. She is a psychotherapist and supervisor working from a humanistic perspective. She has a particular interest in psychological trauma and has worked on numerous international projects in places such as Rwanda and Sierra Leone.

Mary Hilliard
Dip. Phil., Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy, ECP, MIAHIP, MIACP, Reg. ICP
Mary is a psychotherapist and supervisor working from a humanistic and integrative orientation. She currently maintains a private practice in Dublin.



We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023 programme.

Course brochure and application form for the 2024 programme will be available here in June 2023:

Diploma in Supervision Course Brochure 2024

Application & Supervisor Reference Form 2024

Please email any further enquiries to