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Yorkshire Supervisors' Forum

Yorkshire Supervisors Forum has been going now for 12 years. We are a voluntary organisation and a forum for Yorkshire supervisors of counsellors and psychotherapists. We are based in Yorkshire and we meet three times a year either in Leeds or York to provide training workshops, support and opportunities for reflection on our supervision practice. To our knowledge we are the only group of supervisors like this in the UK.

Our members come from a wide variety of modalities and supervise counsellors and psychotherapists in a wide range of settings. Each meeting consists of a workshop, followed by lunch where we can all network. Sometimes workshops are led by forum members, and sometimes we call on outside speakers. For a flavour of the workshops and topics that we have provided in the past in our forum then please click on "past events" on the menu bar and you will see that our workshops have a variety of subjects around areas of interest to supervisors in counselling and psychotherapy.

Where do we meet?

We hold meetings within walking distance of either Leeds or York stations, so the locations are easily accessible. Yorkshire is a large county and we do have members from all over so access is an issue we take seriously. Events run from 10-1pm, followed by lunch. An important part of the day is networking with other supervisors, which can be especially valued by those of us who work in private supervision practice or who are otherwise isolated in their organisational working practice.

How much does it cost?

The membership fee for the Yorkshire Supervisors’ Forum is £20 per year and our workshops cost £20 (for members) of the Forum and £35 (for non-members) for the three-hour training session. The time counts toward CPD hours and we will provide you with an attendance certificate.

Please feel free to get in touch.

If you are a counsellor or psychotherapist and also a supervisor, we would love to meet you. You are also welcome if you are on a supervision training course. Please contact us via this website to be put on our mailing list and you will be automatically informed of the next meeting. If you would just like more information, please contact us via the web site. The current members have all found many benefits of being part of the Forum and we invite you to come along and experience this for yourself.

Looking forward to meeting you at our next meeting.

Thoughts for the month

Our recent event in York proved to be a popular and interesting one, covering diversity within a supervisory context. Thanks to Golnar Boyat for such an interesting and informative workshop. One participant commented " I could listen to Golnar all day."

We had several people attend who were new to the YSF group so a great welcome to you all and we are really looking forward to seeing you again at our future event which is on 9th February in Leeds. We will also be holding our AGM on that day. Why not book the date in your diary? Our CPD days are always interesting, useful and thought provoking and we particularly enjoy the interactive aspect to them.

If anyone has any ideas for future topics, within a supervision context, that they would like to deliver or knows of anyone who presents CPD from a supervision perspective, then please feel free to drop us a line. We are always open to new ideas, members and topics.

Cost: £35.00 for non-members, members’ concessionary fee £20: lunch included

To book: Please pay via Paypal on the web page and email your completed booking form (available from [email protected]
If you need to pay via a cheque, the postal details are on the booking form. Please make the cheque payable to Yorkshire Supervisors’ Forum. It is also possible to pay via online banking to Yorkshire Supervisors Forum, sort code 40-27-15, account number 44254856, using your name and the reason for the payment as the reference.


It looks as if all private psychotherapists, counsellors and supervisors will have to register from May 2018. Further information is available from the ico.org.uk website .

Steve Page is at our Feb workshop

We are delighted and honoured to welcome Steve to speak at our Feb 2019 workshop. The title is “Presence and Absence in Supervision”. Steve is a coach, counsellor, supervisor and sculptor He has a private practice in Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire. His forty-year career has spanned therapeutic communities, private practice and higher education, with a thread of supervision running throughout. His therapeutic orienta-tion has its roots in humanistic and psychodynamic traditions.

Steve is co-author, with Val Wosket, of “Supervising the Counsellor and Psychotherapist” (3rd edition 2014) and author of The Shadow and the Counsellor (1999). He is currently the supervision specialist on the executive of the BACP Coaching Division

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