Stephan Dais
Level 5 Course in Counselling
Children and Young People
2020 – 2021


Accredited by OCN London

with Mary Clair Kelly



Course Title: Date: Price:
Level 5 Course in Counselling
Children and Young People
February 2020 to February 2021 £1550
£600 Deposit
Admission to this course is via an interview with the course facilitator and/or course organizer. The interview costs £50 and the fee will be due when the interview is booked. If the applicant registers for the course the interview cost will be deducted from the total cost £1550.
Final date for Application for an interview 12th October 2019
Interview dates: 21st September 2019 and 19th October 2019
Course and Interviews will be held at Church House Bletchingley
A non-refundable deposit of £600 to be paid upon registration to the course.
The remaining £900 may be paid by 1st February 2020 in full
or via six monthly standing orders between 1st January and 1st June 2020.
(Please discuss with Carol individual arrangements).
Final date for applications to the course 1st February 2020
This course is limited to 14 spaces.
Please follow this link for the interview booking form.


The course is open to counsellors who hold a Level 4 qualification or above in counselling of any modality, who are receiving supervision for a minimum of 1.5 hours per month and are a member of a counselling professional body.

Course Outline

This Course, accredited by OCN London, is for qualified, practising counsellors and psychotherapists. It will cover all of Part 1 of the BACP’s Counselling Young People (11-18 years) training curriculum but will also cover working with Children from age 5. If the BACP’s Counselling Children Training Curriculum is available we will endeavour to cover all of Part 1 of it also (currently being written by BACP).

There is rising concern for the mental health of young people and this course will provide a clear and relevant understanding of the basic professional knowledge and skills needed to be an effective counsellor of children and young people and will allow counsellors to explore and increase their knowledge and clinical skills in their work with children and young people, in line with the current expectations of the profession.

In addition it will also actively engage participants with the BACP Ethical Framework and will apply it to best practice in counselling children and young people, promoting the best outcomes for young people and their mental health and encouraging counsellors to practice in ethical and effective ways.

Using both theory and practical activities, the course will encourage individual and group learning and will be ideal for those who recognise the importance of experiential and practical learning – crucial in working with this age group.

Participants will be expected to take responsibility of their own learning. Our facilitator will use communicative education techniques throughout and participants must be willing to engage with all the group members during all group activities, to further advance all participants’ learning, as practice time, including creative and expressive exercises, are built into every session.

The full Course Guide will be provided on Day 1.


Course Dates:

29th February 2020
Introduction and overview
Major differences in clinical work with young people.
7th March 2020
Key concepts in the Person Centred approach to Children and Young People.
Clinical application and practice issues: Person Centred approach to Children and Young People.
Case study applications & Skills practice.
4th April 2020
Key concepts in the Cognitive-Behavioural Centred approach to Children and Young People.
Clinical application and practice issues: the Cognitive-Behavioural Centred approach to Children and Young People.
Case study applications & Skills practice.
9th May 2020
Key concepts in the Psychodynamic approach to Children and Young People.
Clinical application and practice issues. Psychodynamic approach to Children and Young People.
Case study applications & Skills practice.
13th June 2020
Key Concepts of Developmental models of childhood:
Bowlby and Attachment Theory.
Clinical application and practice issues: Bowlby and Attachment Theory.
Case study applications & Skills practice.
4th July 2020
Key Concepts of Developmental models of childhood:
Erikson and the Psychosocial stages of development
Clinical application and practice issues: Erikson and the Psychosocial stages of development.
Case study applications & Skills practice.
5th September 2020
Key Concepts of Developmental models of childhood: Klein and introjection/projection.
Clinical application and practice issues: Klein and introjection/projection.
Case study applications & Skills practice.
3rd October 2020
Key Concepts of Developmental models of childhood:
Winnicott; the false self and the facilitatory environment. Clinical application and practice issues: Winnicott; the false self and the facilitatory environment.
Case study applications & Skills practice.
7th November 2020
Ethical framework, challenges and risks when working with young people.
Rights and responsibilities: Relevant case law and safeguarding and Risk assessment
Safeguarding Case studies
5th December 2020
Ethical framework: Contracting, assessment and engagement.
Organisational Contexts
Relationship with caregivers
Use of supervision
Ethical framework: engaging with outside agencies, onward referrals, data sharing
23rd January 2021
Ethical framework: review, treatment plans, endings
6th February 2021
Conclusions and questions – preparation for written assessments.

To pass the course:

To pass the course:

A minimum of 80% attendance of the 12 study days (please do try to attend all the dates as Mary Clair will be unable to revisit topics)

plus

On the first day of the course:

A copy of your Level 4 or above core training certificate

A copy of your Professional Body membership

At the end of the course:

A portfolio which contains:

One 3000 word pass marked essay

One 4000 word pass marked essay

A log showing a minimum of 40 hours counselling practice with at least two people under 18 (not seen as a pair or in groups). Hours to be from the beginning of the course.

A log showing a minimum of 10 hours of consultative supervision with a suitably qualified and/or experienced supervisor. Hours to be from the beginning of the course.

A letter from your supervisor confirming you have attended a minimum of 10 hours of consultative supervision and stating that sufficient growth in the role and learning has been demonstrated for the award to be awarded.

A letter from your supervisor outlining their qualifications and/or experience in working with under 18’s. This may be in the form of a CV.

The course consists of 60 contact hours.

In addition counsellors will be expected to commit 8 hours a month to personal study, assignment preparation and background reading.

Staffing

Facilitator and Assessor

Mary Clair Kelly Ad Dip PC, MNCS (Accred), MBACP


After setting out as a bereavement volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care, Mary Clair worked for five years as a Special Educational Needs Learning Support Assistant in a mainstream state secondary school while undergoing her training as an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. Now she provides therapy for children from a variety of backgrounds aged 5-18 years in private practice and as a School Counsellor at one of the country’s few state-run boarding schools where she has been instrumental in developing and delivering a highly successful counselling service. She has also consulted on provision of in-school support and reducing school refusal in other schools in Tandridge.

Her training experience includes her posts as Training Facilitator for Jigsaw South East, a children’s bereavement charity, and training young people in peer support for 11-25 year olds for mental health charity, Mindfull. More recently she has written and delivered an accredited level 4 course for other therapists on counselling children and young people and runs Inset sessions on various subjects including bereavement and self-care for newly qualified teachers.

A passionate advocate for better understanding of development and mental health, she is currently writing a book for parents based on what she has learned though her work and personal experience.

Owner and Organiser Carol Belsey BA (Hons) MBACP (Snr. Accred)

Carol has been a counsellor of all ages from 5- 99 for 15 years, a Supervisor for 3 years and the owner and organiser of CB Counsellor Training for 9 years. She works in Private Practice, as part of East Surrey Counselling Group, having previously worked for Dialogue as a school counsellor in both Primary and Senior schools and for Surrey Family Mediation Service as a Child and Adolescent Counsellor. Previously roles also include Teaching Assistant and Therapeutic Learning Mentor.

Carol is both passionate about counselling for all ages but especially children and young people and providing reasonable priced training for fellow counsellors.