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Introduction to Counselling Young People
Lorna M
archant MA FBACP

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.

October 13th & 27th 

November 17th 2024

December 1st & 8th 2024

Lorna Marchant, whose experience of working with young people spans more than 25 years has,

along with fellow tutors, developed and delivered this course to ensure it meets the needs of those working with young people.

It aims to enable participants to develop skills for counselling adolescents; for gaining

theoretical understanding and experiential learning to ensure a level of competency

that leads to safe and ethical practice.


Each day runs between 9.30 and 3.30pm.

The fee is £450 which can be paid either in full or in three instalments.

If you are interested please email Lorna at:


Course Information:

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.

In addition:

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.

  • Organisational contexts.

  • 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.

Working with Groups
(a three session training course)
Lorna Marchant

7th, 14th & 28th September 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 daunted and at times overwhelming.

With that in mind this three day training aims to give you greater confidence to work with groups and an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the processes at work. 

On this course we will focus on psychoanalytic/psychodynamic group theory, initially working with case studies and later with others in the group.  We will continue to include experiential work in the sessions.

Lorna has been running groups for many years, she has studied group theory and written about groups professionally 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 3days is £120  and CPD certificates are given at the end of the three days.

A previous participant said of the introductory day:

“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.”

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