NOW FULLY BOOKED – Course Overview

Launching in September 2023, this course will be delivered face-to face in Gloucester over 9 months (Saturday & Sunday).  Content is based on the BACP Core Competences for Counselling Children & Young People (CYP).

The course requires students to complete 60 supervised placement hours with children and young people aged 11-18 and to have 20 hours of personal therapy whilst training. Placements are available with 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, NCS.  You will also be required to attend an interview (this can be via ZOOM if you don’t live within easy travelling distance of Gloucestershire).

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 a 2-3 day Induction.

Course Cost 

£2,250 including CPCAB registration and certificate.

If you wish to do your placement at TIC+ and you are prepared to do an additional 50 placement hours (making a total of 110 hours) we can provide the course at £1,125.


Download the course application form here.

Email [email protected] for an application pack


Course Brochure (PDF)

Course Curriculum (PDF)


9/10 September 2023

7/8 October 2023

4/5 November 2023

2/3 December 2023

13/14 January 2024

10/11 February 2024

2/3 March 2024

23/24 March 2024

20/21 April 2024

11/12 May 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 group

• 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.