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Counselling Children & Adolescents

The BACP has recently made changes to the expectations of trainee counsellors working with children and young people. Students who would like to work with children and adolescents are required to engage in additional training if the course they attend is not specialized for the work in this area. Placements with the Place2Be is the only exception as they offer intensive training days in London prior to students beginning their placements.

About the workshop

This a 10 hour workshop run over two Saturdays aimed at upskilling students and counsellors with the knowledge and expertise to work confidently with children and adolescents. The workshop will enable you to understand the many experiences and influences that shape child and adolescent mental health, presenting issues and behaviours, counselling settings and the counsellor’s role and ethical responsibilities when working with this client group. The workshop will include practical strategies and interventions to use in sessions with young children and adolescents.

Who is it for?

This training is aimed at both students and practising counsellors who either currently work with children and adolescents or those with no experience wishing to expand their client base to include them.

What will I do on this workshop?

It will be a mix of didactic teaching, experiential exercises and group discussions to allow for shared experiences and knowledge in working with this client group.

About the trainer

KATE KING is a BACP registered counsellor and integrative therapist who has been working with children and young people since 2007 in both primary and secondary schools, community settings and private practice. Kate currently works in two primary schools in West Sussex providing play therapy and counselling for children, supervision to teaching staff and parental support sessions delivered through her 3 step behavioural management coaching programme. Kate provides counselling for young children, adolescents and family therapy in her private practice in Worthing with a particular interest and specialism in adolescent self-harm and mental health.

Key facts

Workshop Dates 2018: Part 1 Saturday 3rd February – Part 2 Saturday 10th February

Workshop Duration (10 hours total): 9:00am – 2:00pm

Fee: £170 per person

Qualification: CPD Certificate will be given

Location: Worthing College

This workshop will only run with a minimum of 15 candidates.

If you would like to book a place on this workshop, please email your interest to

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