Introduction to Counselling Young People

4 January 2020

Stages of Human Development

What developmental age is the client displaying? How this might affect

the way we  work with the client

11 January 2020

Intro - who is working with Young People and in what ways?

Differences: Adolescents vs Smaller Younger People

How we might practice? - Working in Schools vs Agencies

Contracting and safeguarding - How is it working with young people?

Ethics: Consent and who is consenting

Where does the work lie?

Introducing Play

25 January 2020

Play therapy - What is it and what’s the task?

The Client’s environment and the therapy space

What is being asked for? And by whom?

Experimental play and our own experience of play



Call 01420 89207 /

10am – 4pm

£240 for all 3 workshops

Certificates will be provided / Refreshments included but no lunch



Kitty Willis is a UKCP registered and BACP accredited integrative child and adolescent psychotherapist who have worked in an FE college with adolescents and private practice with children aged 5 and up. She uses creative tools including sand play when working with these age groups.

Mandy Girdler is an experienced, Psychodynamic and Integrative counsellor/psychotherapist working across, Surrey and Hampshire supporting Social Services, Families, Adolescents and Young People. She has an extensive background in Mental Health, having worked for, NHS, Social Care, counselling agencies and voluntary organisations.

Type of course: 
Alton Counselling Service
39 Church Street, Alton Hampshire GU34 2 DA
Commencement Date: 
4 January 2020