Essential Elements of Counselling Young People

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

To apply you must be a BACP Student Member or equivalent, currently training on the UWE BACP diploma level 1 adult counselling training or be an already qualified counsellor.

The course is offered at Level 2 (introductory) and is delivered at our Frenchay Campus.

Course content includes:
  • Operating within professional and ethical guidelines
  • Contracting for therapeutic work
  • Working within the context of the setting (e.g. school)
  • Monitoring outcomes and onward referral
  • Skills practice/case discussion
  • Legal frameworks relating to young people
  • Collaborative assessments
  • Skills practice/case discussion
  • Development in young people
  • Child protection issues
  • Skills practice/case discussion/interventions and techniques
  • Communicating with young people of differing ages, developmental level and background
  • Mental health and young people
  • Skills practice/case discussion/interventions and techniques
  • Ethical and value issues associated with counselling children and young people including those of equality of opportunity and working with diversity
  • Consideration of personal and philosophical assumptions that have been influenced by reading and personal experience and the implications of this on the choice of therapeutic intervention
  • Skills practice/case discussion/interventions and techniques.


The course is delivered via five days of approximately 7 hour teaching sessions. This includes a broad range of teaching activities such as lectures, group work, skills practice, tutorials, demonstrations and experiential exercises.

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