Counsellors or trainee counsellors already working with children and young people (CYP) or with an interest in working with this client group and anyone working in a supportive role with CYP, and:
An interest in competences for therapeutic work with CYP Wishing to further their knowledge and personal development Wishing to develop their self-awareness through shared experience and learning
Please note that this course is not available for students under the age of 19.
What will I learn?
Through experiential and shared learning, the course introduces: Engagement and communication Contracting and confidentiality Differences between working with children and young people and adults Child development Ethical and legal issues Safeguarding and child protection Working with diversity Using enablers and creative methods Endings
- Child development
- Ethical and legal issues
- Safeguarding and child protection
- Working with diversity
How will I be assessed?
It is a requirement of each attendee to write a weekly personal learning journal of up to 500 words to be handed in weekly and for which tutor feedback will be given weekly 80% of the course must be attended and 80% of the personal learning journal completed to receive a CPD certificate.
This course is open to Counsellors or trainee counsellors or others working in caring professions subject to interview . Personal development and self-awareness can be emotionally demanding and you are encouraged to seek support during the course if needed.
Progression & Career Opportunities
The course is an introduction to counselling children and young people. It provides a certificate for 30 hours continuing professional and personal development. It is not a qualification. The course aims to:
Identify what you need to work ethically and effectively with children and young people in a counselling setting Increase self-awareness and confidence, personal growth and insight into your strengths and areas for development Identify further options available for ongoing CYP counselling training, study or employment
Identify what you need to work ethically and effectively with children and young people in a counselling setting. Increase self-awareness and confidence, personal growth and insight into your strengths and areas for development. Identify further options available for ongoing CYP counselling training, study or employment.
None. All materials for the course are provided.