Stephan Dais
OCN London Level 6 Course
in Counselling Supervision
2019 - 2020


Accredited by OCN London

with Stephan Dais



Course Title: Date: Price:
OCN London Level 6 Course
in Counselling Supervision
September 2019 to September 2020 £1550
£650 Deposit
Course will be held at Church House Bletchingley
A non-returnable deposit of £650 to be paid upon registration to the course.
The remaining £900 may be paid by 31st August 2019 in full
or via monthly standing orders by 31st December 2019.
(Please discuss with Carol individual arrangements).
Final date for Applications: 31st August 2019
This course is limited to 15 spaces.
Please follow this link to Book this Course


This course is open to all counsellors trained to Diploma level (level 4) in any modality, with at least two years’ post qualification experience and 450 hours of supervised client hours (including those gained whilst a student counsellor), who are receiving supervision for a minimum of 1.5 hours per month, a member of a counselling professional body and have attended our one day workshop ‘Reflective Practice in Counselling Supervision’ at any point in the last three years.

We will be holding this workshop for anyone who would like to sign up for our course, beginning on 14th September, one more time on Saturday 3rd August (the location will either be Bletchingley or London and will be confirmed soon). Please contact Carol Belsey via carolbelsey@hotmail.com to book.
Cost: £100


Course Outline

This Course aims to provide a clear and relevant understanding of the professional knowledge and skills needed to be an effective counselling supervisor within the changing and diverse environment of present day counselling psychology.

The course will incorporate the key counselling supervision skills highlighted in the BACP Counselling Supervision Curriculum Framework so that learners are able to effectively build their practice in counselling supervision in line with the current expectations of the profession.

In addition it will also actively engage participants with the BACP Ethical Framework and apply it to best practice in counselling supervision.

Using both theory and practical activities, the course will encourage individual and group learning and will be ideal for those who recognise the importance of experiential and practical learning.

Participants will be expected to take responsibility of their own learning. Our facilitator will use communicative education techniques throughout and participants must be willing to engage with all the group members during all group activities, to further advance all participants’ learning, as practice time is built into every session and assessment is carried out throughout the course.

Whilst a Course Guide will be provided on Day 1 and a workbook will be provided for each session, alongside recommended reading, the title of each day is given below.

  • Session One: The Importance of the Context in Counselling Supervision
  • Session Two: Models in Counselling Supervision
  • Session Three: The Counselling Supervisory Relationship
  • Session Four: Professional and Personal limitations in Counselling Supervision
  • Session Five: Communication in Counselling Supervision
  • Session Six: Dilemmas in Counselling Supervision
  • Session Seven: Best Practice in Counselling Supervision
  • Session Eight: Group Supervision and Other Supervision Possibilities
  • Session Nine: Using Professional Intimacy to Enhance Counselling Supervision
  • Session Ten: Amalgamation of learning and Areas for future development
  • Session Eleven: Chosen supervision models and a chance to explore one’s chosen model
  • Session Twelve: Discussion on learning, tutorials, celebration

Course Dates:

2019
14th September
26th October
9th November
23rd November
2020
25th January
1st February
14th March
25th April
16th May
20th June
27th June
12th September

To pass the course:

A minimum of 80% attendance of the 12 study days

plus

At the beginning of the course:

  • A copy of your Level 4 or above core training certificate
  • A copy of your Professional Body membership
  • A copy of the certificate to show you have attended our one day workshop 'Reflective Practice in Counselling Supervision' within the last three years from March 2016.
  • A log showing all supervision undertaken in the last year and a letter from your current supervisor to say you have attended a minimum of 1.5hrs of supervision per month
  • A log showing total client hours (450 minimum requirement. Please indicate those before qualification and those since)

At the end of the course:

A portfolio which contains:
  • Three 3000 word pass marked essays
  • A log showing a minimum of 40 hours counselling supervision practice with at least two supervisees (not seen as a pair)
  • A log showing a minimum of 10 hours of consultative supervision with a suitably qualified supervisor
  • A letter from your supervisor confirming you have attended a minimum of 10 hours of consultative supervision to discuss your supervisees and stating that sufficient growth in the role and learning has been demonstrated for the award to be awarded.

Total taught per day 5 hours
60 contact hours

In addition counsellors will be expected to commit 8 hours a month to personal study, assignment preparation and background reading.


Our Course Facilitator Stephan Dais holds an MA in Group and Intercultural Therapy and an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and has a wide experience in the counselling and supervising world.

Stephan facilitated our 2017 Supervisor’s Diploma and is currently facilitating our 2018-2019 OCN London Level 6 Course in Counselling Supervision. He has facilitated many workshops for CB Counsellor Training over the last nine years, looking at subjects including Gender and Sexuality, Domestic & Intimate Partner Abuse and Pornography. He is a popular, knowledgeable facilitator, who brings a wealth of knowledge to this course, including that of supervising a diverse range of counsellors in a wide variety of settings since 2003.

In addition to his current individual and couple client work, Stephan has also worked in a prison, with the East London Childcare Institute, The Muslim Youth helpline, Islington Mind, The Civil Partnership Group for Same Sex Couples, Amistad and the Gay and Lesbian Parenting Group and is a past tutor of both the Metropolitan University and the Newham College University Centre.

Currently Stephan runs a charity for male victims of various types of domestic abuse and a counselling charity for LGBT asylum seekers, immigrants, migrants and refugees and is completing a PhD in counselling psychological work with male victims of domestic violence.