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Introduction to working with children & young people (including working in a school setting) – 5 days

This endorsed CPD training is for counsellors who would like to begin to expand and enhance their counselling skills to enable them to work with young people in a counselling setting. Counsellors can be either qualified or in training completing a counselling qualification.

Course content

Day 1:

Exploring ourselves as young people

Looking at mental health and well-being with young people today/Governments plans

Introduction of BACP Competencies Framework

Exploring differences and similarities of working with CYP


Day 2:

Introduction to Attachment Theory

Considering the concept of power in the counselling relationship


Day 3:

Working in a school setting

Managing risk


Day 4 :

Creative day, using creative enablers to engage with young people and help them to identify emotions and express through creative working

Day 5- Safeguarding/child protection. Covering laws, legislations and local policies to ensure we work ethically and safely with CYP.

Dates 2024

Training 1.

20th January 2024

2nd & 3rd / 9th & 10th February 2024

To be delivered remotely.


Training 2.

29th June 2024

5th & 6th / 12th & 13th July 2024

To be delivered F2F in Maidenhead (venue tbc)



4 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7YR

Entry Requirements

No previous training or experience required.

Minimum Age

The minimum age is 18 years old.

How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Complete the form and follow the steps below:

You need to provide us with your contact details and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).

Your application will generate an email to us and we will respond to you by email.

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