Counsellors help individuals to find their own answers and make their own choices. They help clients to reduce confusion and gain a different perspective to cope with life’s challenges and make positive changes where necessary.
Counselling children and adolescents is very different from counselling adults, though the objective is the same. Methods used in counselling children and adolescents often depend on the clients’ age, development stage and individual challenges. Your role as the counsellor is to help the client, no matter the age, to make their own decisions rather than making decisions for them.
From the counselling relationship through child development, as well as the information you need to establish a successful practice, our online counselling course will prepare you with the knowledge needed to be an effective child and adolescent counsellor.
With educational establishments looking to provide professional, in-house counselling for their students, there are ever increasing opportunities for counsellors who are able to relate to young people in an understanding and appropriate therapeutic environment.
Work as a counsellor. After successfully completing our counselling courses online, you could work as a counsellor, spending time with clients on their own, with their families, or in groups. You could counsel clients in schools, through youth services or charities, or in your own private practice. As a benchmark, school counsellors can earn up to £61,000*/year.
Build your career. If you wish to further build your career in counselling following this child counselling course, you could continue your training and education to become a child and adolescent psychotherapist working for a health agency, in social services, hospitals, special clinics, or in private practice.
Definition of counselling
The counselling relationship
The development cycle
Parent, child, teacher relationships
The complexities of growth
Introduction – psychological development
Conflict and stress
Grief and bereavement
Exploring grief and letting go
Working with children
What is co-dependency?
Using newly-found skills
Dysfunctional families explained
Recovery – the therapeutic process
Moving on – emotional intimacy
Psychological study of education
The use of language
Child bullying and child abuse
Setting up a practice
This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.
On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by TQUK for recognised CPD Hours.
Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) are an Ofqual regulated awarding body. They pride themselves on being the most agile and forward thinking awarding body in the UK. TQUK provide independent endorsement of our CPD courses giving learners assurance that their course will help them gain the necessary skills and experience in their chosen subject area.
At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.
Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:
A Diploma issued by Online Academies
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