This is an advanced course for professionals in education or counselling. It is suited to child care practitioners who find themselves working with children in a counselling or support context. It is also designed to meet the needs of experienced counsellors who require CPD training in this specialised area. It has been written by professionals and experts in their field, and as such is based on practical experience, up-to-date research and a strong theoretical foundation.
A comprehensive introduction to working effectively and therapeutically with children up to 12 years. Study topics include: the child-counsellor relationship; theoretical and practical foundations; child counselling skills and approaches; play therapy; self-esteem building; social skills; developing protective behaviours.
We also offer a course in Counselling Children and Young People (10 – 18 years) – click here for more details.
Course book: Client-centred Play Therapy, Janet West.
Module 1: Counselling Children: An Introduction
Module 2: Child Development
Module 3: Theoretical Perspectives
Module 4: Developing Self-Awareness
Module 5: Children and Families
Module 6: Working with Families
Module 7: Understanding Children’s Problems I
Module 8: Understanding Children’s Problems II
Module 9: Emotional Literacy and Empowerment
Module 10: The Importance of Play
Module 11: Counselling Through Play Therapy
Module 12: Useful Approaches and Techniques
Students have up to 12 months to complete this course, allowing them to work through the modules at their own pace. On average, however, it takes students around 10 months to complete the course, based on 3 – 4 hours study time per week. Students can also purchase an extra 12 months of tutor support for just £20 if required.
- CPD Certificate in Counselling Children
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- Deposit £55.
- Plus 4 x £58.*
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- Discount for full payment.
- Supplied in a sturdy A4 folder.
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- Begin studying within 2 hours.
- Delivered by e-mail.
* When you enrol by instalments you will only be charged the £55 deposit when you enrol. We’ll send a Standing Order form that you can complete to pay your remaining instalments. If you prefer to pay the deposit and instalments by standing order, you can download and complete a form here. We’ll send out your first batch of course material as soon as we receive your first payment.
You can also enrol by telephone or we can invoice your workplace – please call an adviser on 01896 860661 for more information or chat to an adviser online now.
Online Study Option Now Available
This course is also available online. Our online courses are delivered as pdfs direct to your email inbox. Our online courses are exactly the same as the postal version, but include a range of supporting study material instead of textbooks.
Borders Connect is one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers. All of our home study courses include study material, which is sent out in an attractive, hardwearing folder, essential course books and full tutorial support or delivered online directly to your email address. We are accredited by the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council and registered as providers with the Learning Skills Council.