Counselling Children and Adolescents Level 4

Course code: ABC566

Boost your counselling career opportunities and develop the key skills for counselling young people and adolescents.

  • Study the history and key thinkers that have contributed to counselling
  • Gain an understanding of children and their cognitive and psychological development
  • Develop a detailed knowledge of different counselling approaches, such as cognitive and person-centred methods
  • Learn about the ethics of counselling and considerations and how to create the right therapeutic environment
Course Overview

Counsellors encourage clients to explore their feelings, understand their situations better and make positive changes to their lives. This course helps you develop these skills with children and young people specifically in mind.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

This course is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), at the end of this course students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 140 hours.

Course Outcome

Counselling Children and Adolescents Level 4.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor marked assignments.

Course Content
  • History of counselling
  • Theories and theorists
  • Jung
  • Rogers
  • Skinner
  • Ellis
  • Maslow
  • Defining childhood
  • Historical perspective of childhood
  • Child development related to counselling
  • Language
  • Cognitive structure and input
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Socialisation
  • Attachment
  • Bowlby's theory
  • Approaches within cognitive behavioural therapy
  • The ABC Model
  • The triadic structure of CBT
  • The Socratic method
  • Counselling techniques
  • Further cognitive strategies
  • Organising sessions and programmes
  • Reading emotional feelings in behaviour
  • Behaviour and beliefs
  • Background
  • The inner self
  • PCT process
  • PCT application
  • PCT and transference
  • The child-counsellor relationship
  • Ethics for counselling
  • BACP ethical framework
  • CPCAB model of service levels
  • Legislation and consent
  • The play therapy room
  • Selecting media
  • Imagination
  • Setting up a practice