Counselling children and young people course (QLS level 5 award)

07720 942 823 07720 942 823
19th September - 30th November 2024, 9.30am - 5.00pm
Counsellors and trainees
£550 (£50 deposit to confirm the place, can be paid in instalments )

This a post-qualifying course for counsellors who want to develop knowledge and skills relating to therapeutic work with children and young people. This course will create strong foundations from which to develop and deepen your knowledge of working with children and young people. It is aligned with the BACP CYP stage one training curriculum with elements of stage 2 providing the core competencies for humanistic counselling with children and young people aged 4-18 years. The course is offered fully remote or with the option of attending an in-person session for an experiential weekend of using play and creative techniques.

The course will address the following subject areas related to working with children and young people and develop your knowledge of:

  • The needs of children and young people in counselling and psychotherapy services 
  • Skills required when working with children and young people of differing ages, developmental stages backgrounds and communication styles.
  • Key professional issues concerning risk factors, safeguarding responses and professional, ethical and legal frameworks relevant to this area of work.
  • The contextual and organisational factors in terms of delivering counselling and psychotherapy services, e.g., multi-disciplinary settings, school counselling, voluntary/third sector agencies, and statutory services.
  • The mental health needs of children and young people, how mental health difficulties can emerge and present in children and/or young people.
  • Working in the counselling relationship with key issues that impact children and young people.
  • It includes a mixture of ongoing formative feedback and a summative assessment aligned with the learning objectives of the course.

Duration: 6 days of tuition (across 3 months), plus at least 2-4 hours of independent learning per week.

Course dates:  13th/14th September 2024 (remote via Zoom)
18th/19th October (remote via Zoom) 
16th/17th November, in person (RASA education training centre, bootle L20 4T)
29th/30th November (remote via Zoom)

Fees: The fee includes assessments, tuition, certificates and course materials.

Full fee: £550 for the full course. £50 (inc.) non-refundable deposit to be paid to book a place. Can be paid in 2 instalments of £250.

For further information or to book a place please contact Helen Millar or Tel: 07720942823

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I am an Accredited member of the BACP. I have worked as a Counsellor/psychotherapist/Supervisor for over 30 years with adults and primarily children and young people. I work in Higher Education as a lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy and run a training company (HM Training) providing courses on working with Children and Young People.

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