Course information

This is a 4-day course for Post-qualified counsellors who wish to begin working with young people (aged 11-18), or current counselling students on adult-focused counselling/psychotherapy training courses who wish to undertake some of their placement hours with young people.

The course material is mapped to stage one of the BACP training curriculum – a pre-requisite for beginning clinical work with young people – and allows therapists to build their own port-folio of learning to evidence their competence.

Delegates will be required to submit one small independent assignment within four months following completion of the course. Each student will also compile a portfolio, with the evidence to be contained in the portfolio being part of the course itself and/or use of the MindEd programme, which delegates may view in their own time.

This programme is suitable for people who are currently on or who have completed an adult counselling diploma. Eg Counsellors or counsellors in training with the expectation of counselling children and young people.

Registration is from 9.00am on the first day, the café will be open for you to buy drinks on Monday 29th July, with training starting promptly at 9.30am. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday there is an optional devotional session, which all delegates are welcome to attend, between 9am-9.30am.  The programme training will commence promptly after the devotion session at 9.30am. The teaching/seminars and workshops will finish each day at 5.00pm.

The cost is £395 for the course fees only.

Lunch and refreshments can be purchased from our onsite café, please click here to view the menu.

You can purchase a 2 course evening meal @ £14.99 per evening [ Mon- Weds] here this gives a great opportunity for people to connect, share ideas and network.

Programme content

  • Delivery of lectures and facilitation of group discussion and experiential exercises
  • Curated Supplementary MindEd courses
  • Reflective work
  • Creative work
  • Collating a port-folio of learning as competence evidence, including personal learning and development statement.
  • Skills practice and feedback
  • Case studies
  • Ethical decision making
  • Assessment to verify learning

2023-24: £53.50 (incl VAT) per person per night (shared room). Click here to book for 2023-24

There is limited availability for single occupancy. Fee per night: £107.

Please note that we are unable to offer a discount for any breakfasts not taken.

Once you have been accepted on to the course, we will send you a link to book your accommodation, which you will need to pay for separately via our Waverley Abbey House team.  For further information about accommodation please email or ring 01252 784733

Should you require more information about this course please email Sara Huggett, or call 01252 784731

Further details

How long is the programme and when will it be held?

The course will run 29th July Monday 9am – Thursday 1st August 5pm


Waverley Abbey College, Waverley Abbey House, Waverley Lane, Farnham GU9 8EP

Waverley Abbey House is a grade II listed property. The first floor (where most courses are held) and the second and third floors (where bedrooms are located) are reached by stairs. In the event of a fire, you need to be able to walk downstairs at an average walking pace, without assistance.

Further information

Book a Personal Discovery Call today and a member of our friendly team will discuss your financial options with you and answer any other questions you have.

If you require further information on this, or any of our programmes, email or call on 01252 784 784.


29 Jul – 1 Aug 2024
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