Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (11-18)

Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (11-18)

Course

Course Provider: Wellspring Therapy & Training

Pre-requisite Information: Minimum of level 4 Diploma (Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and Level 7 (The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Scotland) counselling/psychotherapy qualification or equivalent. This must include 100 hours of supervised counselling/psychotherapy practice in line with recognised practitioner training. AND Completed the Introduction to Counselling Children and Young People.

Aim:

This course enables qualified counsellors to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding, and the advanced skills and competences that are required when working with Children and Young People (11-18).

Course entry requirements:

  • Minimum of level 4 Diploma (Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and Level 7 (The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Scotland) counselling/psychotherapy qualification or equivalent. This must include 100 hours of supervised counselling/psychotherapy practice in line with recognised practitioner training.
  • Have successfully completed the Introduction to Counselling Children and Young People.
  • Member of a recognised professional body e.g. BACP, NCS, UKCP.
  • Enhanced DBS Check
  • Two Character references stating suitability to work with children and young people. One should be someone who has known you in a professional capacity for more than two years and the other be your current supervisor.

What will it cover:

The content is based on the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Stage 2 Counselling Children and Young People curriculum (11-18).

  • Ethical and Professional Practice
  • Child protection and safeguarding
  • Child and adolescent development and transitions
  • The theory and principles of the counselling approach
  • Therapeutic relationships with children and young people
  • Communication with children and young people
  • Working with children and young people’s emotions
  • Endings
  • Risk assessments
  • Collaborative assessments
  • Using measures and monitoring outcomes
  • Working with cultural diversity
  • Mental health, pharmacology and children and young people
  • Engagement with children and young people, parents and carers
  • Working within and across agencies
  • Working in a school setting
  • Working in a voluntary/community sector setting
  • Holding the overall perspective
  • Supervision

Training Structure:

  • 10 days of in person training across 6 months.
  • 50 hours of face-to-face supervised practice with 11–18-year-olds in an established service for children and young people where counselling is routinely offered to this age group, such as a school counselling service and/or a voluntary/community setting.
  • Supervision to be provided by a supervisor who is a registered member of a professional counselling/psychotherapy body e.g. BACP, NCS, UKCP. The supervisor must be trained and/or experienced in working with the 11-18 year olds.
Course booking details Post qualifying/specialist 1717073240-Shape Counselling
September 2024
February 2025
Wellspring House
Course fee:
Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (11-18) only £1250
Introduction and Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (11-18) £1500