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Professional Training

Our professional trainings are offered to qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists who are looking to specialise their work further, either with children & young people and families, or in the field of clinical supervision

PQ Diploma in Counselling Children (4-11 years)
Utilising a Play Therapy Approach





There is growing concern for the mental health of our children in the UK. Unfortunately we are now in the situation where there are not enough counsellors to meet the growing demand for therapy. Waiting lists are high, and resources are low. Inevitably these children and young people are becoming increasingly more vulnerable whilst they wait for the much needed therapeutic support. There is a need for more counsellors who are additionally trained and equipped with the advanced skills to work with this population.





Next intake: September 2024

This diploma level course is for post-qualified counsellors who wish to specialise their practice to work with children utilising a play therapy approach. The course runs over nine weekends over the academic year.

The course adopts a predominantly experiential approach to help you gain the theoretical knowledge, experience and clinical skills required to qualify and work as a confident and highly effective counsellor of children and young people. You will develop comprehensive expertise as a practitioner to intervene and help children and young people in times of psychological distress.

This quality training is designed to meet the learning outcomes of Stages 1 and 2 of the BACP training curriculum for counselling young people.


Fees £2250

Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People

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PQ Certificate in Creative Supervision


Clinical supervision is a requirement of ethical practice for counsellors and psychotherapists. This course is based on the BACP Curriculum for Counselling Supervision and is informed by the Competences Framework for the Supervision of Psychological Therapies (Roth and Pilling 2008). Completion of this course will prepare you to practice competently and confidently as an individual and group supervisor.

Next intake: July 2021

This certificate level course is designed for qualified and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists who wish to take the next step in their careers and extend their knowledge and skills in the field of creative supervision.

The course is based on humanistic principles and provides a supportive, relational approach to supervision training. We adopt an experiential and reflective approach that will help you develop the necessary knowledge, skills and self-awareness as a clinical supervisor to work creatively to enable your supervisees reach new depths of understanding about their own and their clients' process. You will demonstrate the ability to work professionally and ethically in your supervision of both adult and CYP counselling.

Fees £1200


PQ Certificate in the Filial Approach to Play Therapy
Family Foundations Model of Practice 


The filial approach to play therapy harnesses the unique relationship that already exists between parents/carers and their children and builds on this with specific focused training that enables parents to become therapeutic agents of change for their children. The parent-child relationship is enhanced and family bonds are strengthened through this wonderful approach.


Dates: TBC

This intensive certificate level course is for qualified and experienced play therapists, or qualified CYP counsellors who have undergone further training in using play within their practice with children and young people. This training will provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills required to practice the filial approach to play therapy with the families you work with. This is an experiential training designed to provide you with the confidence and competence to work safely and effectively with parents, to train and supervise them in the basic skills of play therapy. You will be supported on an ongoing basis through our filial approach practitioners network.


Fees £650

Filial therapy training

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