Course Overview

This is a regulated blended learning course, delivered through a mix of online and in person learning.

Launching in September 2023 the course will be run on a Wednesday; over 8 full days face to face in Gloucester, one evening face to face in Gloucester and 15 evenings online.  Content is based on the BACP Core Competences for Counselling Children & Young People (CYP).

The course requires students to complete 50 supervised placement hours with children and young people. Placements are available within TIC+ if you live in Gloucestershire.

Overall Purpose and Aims of the Training

• To prepare already qualified counsellors to work therapeutically with children and young people

• To adhere to the BACP Humanistic Competences framework for counselling children and young people

Entry Requirements

To apply you require a counselling qualification at diploma level or above and must be a registered member of an appropriate professional body, e.g. BACP, NCPS.

If you would like to do your placement with TIC+, you will need the following:

i. Two References (one must be from your counselling employer or clinical supervisor)

ii. An enhanced children young people and vulnerable adult DBS check. This can be arranged for a fee of £55 if not already in place.

iii. Attend an interview.

iv. Attend a 2-3 day Induction.

Course Cost 

£1,799 including CPCAB registration and certificate.

If you wish to do your placement at TIC+ and you are prepared to do an additional 40 placement hours (making a total of 90 hours) we can provide the course at £900.


Download the course application form here

Email [email protected] for an application pack.


Course Brochure (PDF)

Course Curriculum (PDF)


The course will be delivered on the following dates:

In person (full days):

27 September 2023

4 October 2023

8 November 2023

6 December 2023

31 January 2024

6 March 2024

24 April 2024

1 May 2024

In person (evening):

20 March 2024

Online (evenings):

11 October 2023

18 October 2023

25 October 2023

15 November 2023

22 November 2024

29 November 2023

10 January 2024

17 January 2024

24 January 2024

5 February 2024

21 February 2024

28 February 2024

13 March 2024

10 April 2024

17 April 2024

Course Objectives

• Explore and define the skills and knowledge participants already have

• Contextualise therapeutic work with young people in the UK

• Examine developmental theories and current neuro-science research, particularly research on the ‘teenage brain’

• Equip therapists with the therapeutic skills needed to work with young people

• Educate therapists in regard to the legal position and the specific ethical considerations of working with young people

• Identify approaches to contracting, confidentiality and assessment

• Develop a toolkit of creative and cognitive strategies specifically aimed at this age grou.

• Encourage a proactive humanistic integrative approach towards their work with young people

• Integrate counsellors’ initial therapeutic model with skills of young people counselling

• Examine the need for self-care and identify types of support available.