Becoming a clinical supervisor can be a hugely rewarding venture on both a professional and personal level, helping other practitioners to develop and putting your years of wisdom and experience to excellent (and much needed) use.

The UKCP entry requirements for this course are:

  • You must be a UKCP registrant of good standing.

The personal qualities, knowledge, experience and capacity to relate to future supervisees are the most important factors in suitability to be a supervisor. It takes a considerable amount of work to build the experience necessary, normally this means:

  • At least 5 years of work with clients as a psychotherapeutic practitioner or the equivalent of approximately 1,600 hours, which means an average of 8 clients per week over 5 years.
  • Normally at least three years of this experience must be post-registration as a UKCP Psychotherapist or Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

The Benefits

As more practitioners enter our profession, demand increases for recognised supervisors who meet the UKCP requirements and who can help in the development of the profession as a whole.

We offer a course based on the requirements laid out by the UKCP and qualify you to be on the UKCP register as a supervisor.

This course was developed by former NCHP Principal Shaun Brookhouse as part of his own training as a supervisor and is now led by him. The course is grounded in Shaun’s APT model of clinical supervision which stands for attitudes, processes, and tools, the three pillars of effective and ethical supervision.

The Qualification

On completion of the course and requisite assignments you will be awarded the CertSup(NC) and you will also be recommended for inclusion on the UKCP College of Outcome Oriented and Hypno-Psychotherapies Register of Supervisors, appearing on all lists which go to National College students seeking clinical supervision.

This certification course could add a brand new dimension to your career and provide you with the opportunity to contribute to the profession in a meaningful way.

The Details:


  • Shaun Brookhouse

Mode of Study

  • Self-study with assessment of written and recorded submissions

Hours of Study

  • 100 Hours

Entry Requirements

  • Please see introduction

What Next?

  • Certification as a clinical supervisor CertSup(NC)
  • Admission to the UKCP register as a supervisor


£720 (£650 for members and NCHP alumni)

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“The purpose of adult education is to help them learn, not teach them all you know and thus stop them from learning”

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