Introduction to Counselling Young People
This is a 5 day course held online across 5 Sundays.
It has been developed in line with the BACP Stage 1 curriculum for counselling young people and will be held on the following dates in 2024.
7th January 2024
21st January 2024
4th February 2024
18th February 2024
3rd March 2024
Each day runs between 9.30 and 3.30pm.
The fee is £400 which can be paid either in full or in three instalments.
If you are interested please email
This Course is for counsellors in their final year of training as well as qualified, practising counsellors and psychotherapists. It will cover all of part one of the BACP’s counselling young people (12-18 years) training curriculum.
There is rising concern for the mental health of young people, and this course will provide a clear and relevant understanding of the basic professional knowledge and skills needed to be an effective counsellor of young people and will allow counsellors to explore and increase their knowledge and clinical skills in their work with young people, in line with the current expectations of the profession.
It will actively engage participants with your professional body's ethical framework and will apply it to best practice in counselling young people, promoting the best outcomes for young people and their mental health and encouraging counsellors to practice in ethical and effective ways.
Course Overview; the full course guide will be provided on day one.
Introduction and overview.
Ethical Considerations when working with young people as well as the challenges and risks posed with this age group
Rights and responsibilities - relevant case law and safeguarding, and risk assessment.
Major differences in clinical work with young people: working creatively
Key person-centred and psychodynamic theoretical concepts including developmental models of childhood appropriate for working with young people.
Case study applications and skills practice.
Use of supervision.
Endings and young people.
Introduction to Working with Groups
Saturday 20th January 2024
If you are a counsellor or supervisor you have probably found yourself either running groups or being asked to run groups. Counsellors who work with children and young people, as well as counselling tutors, are often involved in running groups.
Working with groups, whether trainee counsellors, supervisees or support
workers in an organisation can leave the facilitator feeling a lack of
confidence as it can feel daunting and at times overwhelming.
With that in mind this one day workshop aims to give you greater confidence to work with groups and an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the processes at work. This is an introduction to the larger field of group work/therapy and is a taster day for a short course ICT is running later in the year
You will be introduced to theories around groups, group dynamics and will have the opportunity to work in an experiential way to explore these ideas in practice.
Lorna has been running groups for 25 years, she has studied group theory and written about groups during this time and believes that now, as more counsellors are being required to run groups this will be a timely addition to your CPD portfolio.
Numbers are limited to 12 so please get in touch to book your place.
The fee for the day is £80 and CPD certificates are given for 5 hours at the end of the day.
A previous participant said
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Introduction to group work course with Lorna. It was stimulating, fascinating and enlightening. Lorna managed to fit an incredible amount of information into one day and I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in this type of work.”