CPD Quarters

Continuing Professional Development

The Therapy Quarters also provide external training to organisations and companies and offer CPD courses…

The Therapy Quarters, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire - CPD Training Courses.

Counselling & Supervision Certificate

Training to become a clinical supervisor can be one of the natural progression steps for counsellors/psychotherapists who wish to further develop both professionally and personally.

Our Counselling & Supervision Certificate supports you to trust your achieved experience and professional knowledge alongside your awareness and insight, helping you to further develop your skills and integrity through offering supervision to others.

EMDR Taster Day

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is recommended for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

EMDR helps people recover from difficulties triggered by traumatic episodes in their lives. It is more commonly known for treating PTSD but can also help with a wide range of mental health conditions. This Taster Day introduces attendees to the basics of EMDR Therapy. You will gain an insight into whether you would like to progress to a full Accredited training programme. Practitioners will be introduced to all phases of EMDR treatment, specifically phase 2 and how this can be integrated into current practice.

Please Note: This taster day does not qualify participants to practice EMDR therapy.

Transitioning To A Private Practitioner

Setting up as a private practitioner can celebrate a milestone in a practitioner’s career. Whilst private practice can carry its many benefits, it also brings hard work, responsibility and liabilities.

For most practitioners, this can feel overwhelming to consider setting up alone. Private practice allows practitioners to work autonomously, managing their own time and caseload. In this workshop, Karen Harrison shares over 20 years of her experience, along with true reflections, amusing tales and insight about marketing. Karen explores topics such as advertising, increasing your caseload and explores the challenge of balancing you, your client and your practice.

Karen’s practice developed into establishing a therapy centre during the Covid pandemic (2020) which has grown into a centre offering the following services:

  • Student Placement Opportunities
  • Trauma EMDR therapy, Counselling, CBT, Couples Counselling, NLP, Supervision and Training
  • A mobile service offering therapy to individuals who are unable to leave their homes
  • Low cost therapy to individuals struggling due to financial circumstances
  • Self Help Section
  • Monthly groups to limit isolation for other practitioners
  • CPD Courses

The Therapy Quarters

Supervision Course

Achieving training to become a clinical supervisor can be one of the natural progression steps for counsellors and psychotherapists who wish to further develop professionally.

Please contact us for information on upcoming dates.

The Therapy Quarters, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire - Supervision Course.

Trusting your achieved experience and professional knowledge in addition to your awareness and insight, helps you to further determine your skills and integrity by offering supervision to others.

The Therapy Quarters Supervision Course is accredited by The CPD Standards Office giving 42 CPD points once completed. It was developed to include significant changes relevant to current Counselling and Psychotherapy supervision training and practice to meet the varied needs of individual practitioners.

The course is underpinned by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s (BACP) Supervision Competency Framework (2021) It was developed following the BACP Supervision Training Curriculum requirements which produce up-to-date, evidence-based counselling and psychotherapy supervision competencies. The aim of the curriculum was to allow practitioners to gain further knowledge regarding supervision with the aim of practising an effective and ethical approach.

About the course lead

The Therapy Quarters, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire - Supervision Course - Karen Harrison.

Karen Harrison is an accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner offering Trauma Psychotherapy, Counselling, Supervision and Training.

Karen aims to help people live a happier and healthier life, so that they can achieve their own goals and enjoy their personal experience of life more so. She works hard to establish a relationship where her clients feel respected, trusted and understood.

She has worked in the arena of Mental Health for over 25 years and shares her experience, creative techniques and skills with course members. Karen currently has a private independent therapy centre based in Newcastle Under Lyme which offers placement opportunities for students registered with various universities and further education facilities.

Karen aims to teach with consideration, compassion, fun and empathy and considers the transition from supervisee to supervisor.

Her unique and creative methods alongside her ‘way of being’ allow the adult learner to grow, develop and play during the course. Offering demonstrations and case examples whilst exploring new ideas. Karen welcomes challenge and values each individual’s perspective, whilst believing that there is no such thing as a ‘silly question’ in the learning environment, aiming to provide the learner with the confidence, skills and competencies to offer supervision to other practitioners. Karen provides a supportive learning environment in which practitioners may also learn from each other’s experiences whilst ensuring a high standard of supervision are met.

Course Criteria

  • Attendee’s will need to have completed their training in Counselling and/or Psychotherapy up to level 4 (or equivalent) as well as gaining 450 clinical hours in total since they commenced their training.
  • To qualify the course will require attendee’s to have completed a minimum of 20 hours of supervision practice with at least 2 supervisee’s.
  • Attendee’s will need to have in place their own supervision for their supervision practice in addition to their usual supervision for minimum of one hour a month. This needs to be with a supervision consultant who is a registered member of the BACP or an equivalent professional membership body and has completed supervision training.


  • Formative assessments are conducted throughout the course, by means of supervision skills practice, self and peer evaluation, individual or group presentations and reflective writing/journaling. Assessments will evidence learning outcomes.
  • Assessment will involve a portfolio including an essay, case study, supervision skills practice assessment and presentation and completion of a brief consultant supervisor’s report.
  • The supervision practice hours need to be a mix of face to face and remote supervision.

Core Subject Areas

  • Area 1: The Theory Of Supervision
  • Area 2: Ethcial & Professional Practice In Supervision
  • Area 3: Establishing And Maintaining The Supervisory Relationship
  • Area 4: Beginnings & Endings
  • Area 5: Facilitating The Supervision Process
  • Area 6: Working With Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (Edi)
  • Area 7: Responding To The Individual Needs Of The Supervisee
  • Area 8: Adapting Supervision To The Developmental Stage Of The Supervisee
  • Area 9: Relational Dynamics In Supervision
  • Area 10: Working With Conflict, Challenges & Ruptures
  • Area 11. Working Creatively In Supervision
  • Area 12. Group Supervision
  • Area 13. Online & Phone Supervision
  • Area 14. Supervising In Organisational Contexts
  • Area 15. Supervising Work With Children & Young People
  • Area 16. Supervising Trauma Therapists
The course is delivered over 6 Days (weekends) within a 3 month period and runs throughout the year.

Cost: £1495.00 this can be paid in instalments prior to each module attended. A security deposit of £200 is required to secure your place. This is non-refundable.

To book your place: Please call 07780 829877 or email us to discuss your preferred payment method or to pay by card.

Please contact us to enquire about any courses you may be interested in

To book your place: Please call 07780 829 877 or email at referrals@thetherapyquarters.com