Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD) has been a leading training organisation for supervision across the helping professions since 1979, being the first organisation in Europe to run supervision training.

The Centre is passionate about supervision and the value of reflective practice at work. It has been running trainings in the UK and internationally both as open programmes and as bespoke courses, and has published widely in the field including the best selling Supervision in the Helping Professions, Hawkins and Shohet with contributions by Judy Ryde and Joan Wilmot; Passionate Supervision and Supervision as Transformation both edited by Robin Shohet.


12 day CSTD Certificate Training in Supervision in partnership with The Findhorn Foundation

Work is Love in Action – Peter Caddy (co-founder Findhorn Foundation)      Tutors: Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmot

Our vision for running the training in the Findhorn community is to encourage a residential experience through their Building Bridges programme as we have found that living together and eating together within an established learning community and ecovillage deepens and enriches the experience and the learning.


  January 25 - 31           
Core and Therapeutic - The Seven-Eyed Model
Findhorn Scotland

One course tutorial to be arranged individually with students.   Self, peer and tutor assessment to take place after the advanced including two tutorials. For more information about the programme click here

Course costs
Core, Therapeutic Courses - £395 for each course if you are self funding and £495 for each course if funded by your organisation
It is possible to do The Core and Therapeutic Modules in Findhorn and the Group and Advanced modules in London see further details

At the Core course you will receive a complimentary copy of the book ‘Supervision in the Helping Professions’ by Hawkins and Shohet.

In addition to the course costs for the four modules there are the accommodation charges from the Findhorn Foundation.

Accommodation at Findhorn Foundation: all accommodation is booked direct with Mie at the Findhorn Foundation click here or phone on 01309 690700 to download booking form for 2019 click here

For the Core and Therapeutic 7 day course

7 days 6 nights course.  Rates vary see sheet on link above.  If the courses are booked separately the both include Tuesday Findhorn Experience Day.

This CSTD programme follows the normal Findhorn Foundation rhythm of a week, from Saturday lunchtime to Friday afternoon, including Friday night accommodation, leaving first thing on Saturday morning. The Tuesday between the courses will be a Findhorn Experience day with Building Bridges, a department of the Findhorn Foundation.



'I am an experienced therapist who works academically and therapeutically in the west of England. I completed the certificate in supervision at the CSTD. Without hesitation I would recommend this fantastic training. Robin and Joan are extremely knowledgeable, encouraging and honest trainers – they both have a genuine warmth and passion for their areas of expertise.  I did three of the modules in London and the fourth In Scotland at Findhorn.  Interestingly I found it financially more cost effective to stay and train in Scotland than in London.  My expenses for Scotland included return flights from the West county, food and accommodation on site at Findhorn and taxis to and from the airport and it still proved cheaper than trains to London and a 2 night stay  in a budget hotel.  It was also an amazing experience spending time within the spiritual community at Findhorn.   Matt from the West Country, 2016

The Findhorn environment provided a space which naturally supported the reflective and relational emphasis of the Supervision Training.  Each module is residential which enabled our group to work and live together thus further developing the reflective and relational aspects.  For me the experiential nature of the training such as:

  •     supervising supervisees
  •     triad work
  •     inquiries with supervisees, supervisor and peers
  •     giving and receiving feedback

made what I learned more meaningful. Core, Therapeutic, Group and Advanced Findhorn 2015

I truly believe the community and nature of Findhorn has been the ideal place for a course such as this. The perfect space in which to empty in readiness for the work to come. Group Findhorn October 2015

There is something special about being in Findhorn. I loved doing my training here as I got to have the Findhorn experience too. Everything slowed down and i believe this paralleled the supervision training which is a process of slowing things down and looking at what's going on. Being here allowed me to look at myself enabled to reconnect with the beauty inside of me and the also the beauty in nature all around. A lovely loving place to be. Group Findhorn October 2015

Cancellation Policy

All deposits are non-refundable.

More than 8 weeks prior to course - refund of course fee minus deposit.
8 - 4 weeks prior to course - 50% refund
Less than 4 weeks prior to course - no refund, full amount payable.

Changing from one course to another will incur an administration fee of:

£25 up to 8 weeks before the start of the course.

After that it will be treated as a cancellation unless we are able to fill the place.
The course to be rebooked within the year and only one transfer per deposit.