Certificate in Counselling Children and Youth

This stimulating course is highly practical. It applies counselling theory to a wide range of issues whilst also discussing the challenges and needs associated with each developmental stage. It is designed to expand your counselling tool kit so you develop a wide range of counselling techniques, qualities, skills and activities that are suited to all ages – from toddlers to teenagers.

Specifically, this course will explore the following: an overview of child development and the therapeutic relationship; play therapy and expressive techniques; family issues; abuse, self-harm, suicide and grief and loss; self-esteem, peers pressure, bullying, gender and sexual identity; addictions, eating disorders and ethics in counselling.

There is no prior knowledge or experience required to embark on this certificate course. You are free to commence at a time that suits your schedule – and continue at your pace for a period of six months. Full tutor support is provided for the course.

Note: The Online Counselling College teaches and uses Egan’s The Skilled Helper Model.

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