Training and Supervision

Alternatives have developed a range of training options based on our experience in supporting individuals around pregnancy choices and pregnancy and child loss. We deliver in house training to all our team members and also support local agencies in the provision of support. 

As an organisation committed to continual learning and development we invest heavily in team training and supervision and are committed to sharing our knowledge and experience with our partners and other similar agencies, hoping in turn to learn from them.

Our training is based on our aims and values, affirming the autonomy of our clients and respecting the dignity, uniqueness and with of all clients in line with the COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy Scotland) ethics and code of practice.

Our training programs support our trainees in best practice in;

  • Pregnancy choices support
  • Post abortion care
  • Supporting individuals experiencing pregnancy loss.

Our training seeks to achieve the following outcomes for individuals experiencing support in these areas In the city of Dundee and surrounding areas.

If you are interested in enrolling in one of our unique training programs, or if you wish to book training for yourself or your team please call us on 01382 221112


Training provision to outside agencies – £80 per ½ day session 

Participation in Alternatives Dundee training events – £20 per person

Thanks so much for the outlines – they’re helpful, and I’ll be able to use stuff from them”

 (local Counsellor)

“Through giving personal experiences of client interactions I was able to understand how the process works and the tools I would need to enable client work”

(local Counsellor)

“The course highlighted the intricacies and trainers had very useful knowledge and experience”

(trainee volunteer)


Alternatives believe that the provision of good supervision is vital to enable the best support for individuals who receive our service. We host a bi monthly supervision group, open to practioners working in similar areas where we can share issues and themes we are working with and provide encouragement and support to one another in a confidential and safe way. We also invite outside agencies to share training during these sessions. 

If you are interested in joining our group supervision sessions, please call us on 01382 221112 for the next available date.

“I did enjoy being at the team meeting again. You and the other women are an inspiring team, and a pleasure to be with. …  the first meeting with you all played a part in helping me reach that decision.” (local Counsellor)

“Excellent training and awareness raising from CSE Barnados. Although I’m not usually dealing with young people it’s good to build up background knowledge of what might have gone before in the people I support. Supervision is Always good and encouraging and building confidence in feeling like were part of the work we do together.” (partner agency worker)

“Thank you so much, you guys are so skilled” (local recovery worker)