Supervision of Counselling Training. © Jenny Biancardi
Jenny Biancardi: Consultant. Serving Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, and Durham in North East England. © Jenny Biancardi


This popular person-centred creative Supervision Certificate training course, run by the Jenny Biancardi Consultancy, has been running successfully for twenty-five years. It is accredited by the BPA, who are organisational members of the UKCP. This is the second year running online.

The course is designed to train supervisors from a variety of backgrounds. It is suitable for those who wish to develop supervision skills, and for those who are already supervisors and who want to work in more creative and expressive ways, including with therapists and counsellors who may use a model of counselling different to their own.

Participants frequently come from outside the North East of England, including from the rest of England and from Scotland.


“Jenny Biancardi created a warm and supportive environment in which great learning and personal insight took place. She provided a welcome balance of theory and experiential activities to build my knowledge and practice as a supervisor... The course was inspiring, thought-provoking, affirming and fun! I would recommend this course to anyone, as it is a course I go back to in my mind and draw from regularly.”

Sarah Wortley, Senior Counsellor,
Hull College Counselling Service


Content of the course will include:

  • Person-centred theory
  • Theories of supervision
  • Action techniques drawn from psychodrama
  • Creative supervision
  • Group and individual supervision
  • Practical supervision sessions
  • Examination of the relationships involved in supervision of counselling
  • The boundaries between therapy, training, managing, and supervision
  • Ethical issues
  • The BACP code of ethics
  • Feedback and assessment
  • Dedicated time to look at the particular issues involved in supervising therapists who work with children.

Course Dates

The six weekends are held online: starting at 10am on both the Saturday and Sunday. Zoom is used with plenty of interaction, practice and demonstrations, small groups and breaks. (No PowerPoints!)


Assessment is on-going by peer group and by tutors. It includes:


The £1430 balance of the course fee (total: £1490, which includes a £60 deposit) is to be paid either before commencement, in two equal instalments in October and January, by monthly standing order or by post-dated cheques. The early-bird reduction for bookings received before the end of July is £100, taken from the balance to pay.

Please make cheques payable to Jenny Biancardi.


This course is taught and facilitated by two experienced counsellors and supervisors:

Jenny Biancardi

BACP Registered Practitioner, UKCP registered psychotherapist, Certificate Counsellor Supervision, qualified psychodramatist, Senior Trainer for the BPA, person-centred counsellor, trainer and supervisor. Jenny has varied management experience in the health service and was the founder of the Jesmond Centre for Psychodrama & Counselling.

Sara Mathews

BACP Registered Counsellor (Snr Accred), Certificate in Creative Supervision, PGCEd, BA (hons) Counselling. Sara has 25 years’ experience of person-centred counselling, supervising, teaching and training. She has worked extensively with Bereavement, Substance Abuse and Problem Gambling. She heads up the Bereavement Counselling Service at Teesside Hospice.

Applications and Next Steps

Early booking is recommended.

Contacting Jenny Biancardi

There are several ways of contacting me to find out more about the supervision course, and to have any queries answered.

  • Phoning is often the most useful way of making first contact. Call me, daytime or early evening, on
    (0191) 265 9664.
  • Or you can email me now at


Jenny Biancardi
8 Abbey Close
Whitley Bay
NE25 9RJ

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