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Intro to counselling CYP

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4-day course running on 5 & 12 February and 4 & 11 March 2024

This introductory course is for post qualified counsellors who wish to begin practising and working towards a qualification in counselling children and/or young people.
It is also for current counselling students on adult-focused counselling/psychotherapy training courses who wish to undertake some of their placement hours with children and/or young people.

The course content is based upon BACP’s counselling children and young people (4 to 18 years old) curriculum:

Day 1:
* Child and adolescent development and transitions
* Communication with young people

Day 2:
* Mental health and young people
* Risk assessments

Day 3:
* Ethical and professional practice
* Child protection and safeguarding

Day 4:
* Working within the context of the counselling setting
* Beginnings and endings with young people


Detailed Description

Tutor Bio

John Bradley is a person centred counsellor, supervisor and trainer. He is a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist (Children and Young People) and BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor.  


John has been offering counselling to children and young people since 1998, previously working for Youth Counselling Projects for Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council. He has also been offering supervision since 2008, and counselling children and young people training (courses and workshops) since 2013.  

John currently works in private practice as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer in Hull. He also offers counselling in a secondary school. 

York St John University – CPD cancellation policy

Cancellation by delegates

We appreciate that there may be occasions where you are unable to attend a CPD course and need to cancel your booking, and we aim to make the process as straight forward as possible. To cancel your place on a CPD course, workshop or other CPD event which requires payment, notice of cancellation must be given ASAP by email to [email protected]. If your course fee is paid by your organisation, then please be aware that you will need to inform your manager directly.

If you are a fee payer, you may be able to receive a refund depending on when you inform us of the cancellation:

  • If you cancel more than 14 days prior to the start of the course you will receive a full refund.
  • If you cancel between 7-14 days prior to the start of the course you will receive a 50% refund.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the event you will not be entitled to a refund.

If you are unable to attend but wish to transfer the booking to someone else, you can do this up to the day before the course starts without any further cost by contacting us via email.

Cancellation by York St John University 

In some circumstances we may need to take the decision to cancel a CPD course, workshop or event. In this case all delegates will be offered a full refund, and if appropriate, be offered priority booking on any rescheduled course in the future. It may also be possible to transfer a booking to another CPD course, if appropriate.

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