Continuing Professional Development 2019-20

Certificate in Creative Counselling for Young People

November 2019 – January 2020

This course is designed for qualified counsellors and therapists who have trained to work with adults or with younger children, and who wish to specialise in therapeutic work with adolescents. The contents meet BACP Stage Two curriculum requirements for work with young people aged 11 and upwards.

We are offering our Certificate course in a slightly different format in 2019-20, to accommodate different working patterns. The course dates will be as follows:

Monday 7th – Friday 11th October 2019

Friday 29th – Saturday 30th November 2019

Monday 27th – Friday 31st January 2020


The course provides a total of 60 hours of face-to-face training. It is open to counsellors of all disciplines who have a reasonable understanding of adolescent development and want to develop their skills in working with this age group.

Full details of this course can be found here, and we are now accepting applications.


Previous students have provided the following feedback:

“Great experiential training. Warm, approachable trainers.”
“Fun, interesting, informative – confidence has definitely increased as a result.”
“I feel more confident offering my clients a greater range of ways to engage with therapy.”
“A wonderful in-depth course designed to meet both BACP criteria and introduce key creative therapeutic approaches. Kind, passionate and experienced trainers with a wide breadth of knowledge and expertise.”


Non-Directive Play Therapy: Principles and Practice

Friday 29th – Saturday 30th October 2019

This two day workshop introduces students to the principles of Non-Directive Play Therapy through an intensive, interactive workshop. It is suitable for anyone working in a supportive role with children and young people, as well as counsellors and therapists who are interested in developing their skills in working with creative media.

More details of this training event are here.

Our Play Therapy training is always well received, and recent participant feedback included the following comments:

“Informative, interactive, imaginative and powerful!”
“I found the presentation and practical a good balance. Content was directly applicable and accessible. Very relaxed, pleasant atmosphere.”
“Encouraged me to think about ways to include play / sensory and be comfortable with ‘being with’ clients.”
“I would definitely recommend to a friend.  It brings out the child play in you, it’s a great feeling!”