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Independent Counselling T​raining

Introduction to Counselling Young People

This course will be held over 5 Sundays online from October to December 2022

(9.30 to 3.30)

* Friday 27th January 2023

* Friday 10th February 2023

* Friday 24th February 2023

* Friday 10th  March 2023

* Friday 24th March 2023

This course has been developed in line with the BACP curriculum for stage 1 Introduction to counselling young people and will enable you to gain knowledge, skills and understanding for working with those aged 11-18 years. This is for counsellors who are in their final year of training or those who are qualified and who are considering working with adolescents.

It covers 

  • beginnings of the therapeutic relationship with young people
  • working with the relationship with young people
  • development in adolescence (including attachment theory)
  • ethical, professional, legal issues and young people
  • understanding groups for working with young people
  • working creatively with young people 
  • endings and young people.

Throughout the course there will be experiential work, to help gain an understanding of the importance of self awareness when working with adolescents.

To gain the ICT certificate and a report stating that you are competent to work with this age group you will be asked to undertake assessment, both skills based assessment and written work. 

Alternatively a certificate of attendance will be given to those who don't wish to take the assessment.

Course Fee: £400 (this can be paid in monthly instalments). 

Contact [email protected].org  if you want to book your place on this popular course or for more information

Working with sandtray as a therapeutic intervention with adult clients

In person CPD for counsellors and psychotherapists

Validated by the family support charity Cherished Family Project

Date: Saturday 22nd April 2023

Time: 10am-4.30pm


Priory Community Hall

Newnham Avenue


CPD certificates will be issued on the day


Jonathan Mason is an experienced child, adult and couple psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer who has worked in private practice for over 15 years. He is a former counselling lecturer at Newman University and runs an award winning Certificate in Couples Counselling, internationally. He provides clinical supervision for the victim support homicide team and is a consultant psychotherapist for the family support charity, Barnardo’s. His training style is lively and dynamic, bringing alive his creative passion for using the sandtray to enhance therapeutic work.

The training

Theory of sandtray: Jungian and Gestalt approaches

Sand tray and use of metaphor/ Sandtray as the psyche

Using your sandtray therapeutically with adults: The essentials

Live demonstration of sandtray supervision

Live demonstration of working with an individual with sandtray

The training is experiential and participative which includes working on your own personal material

Previous participants have said……..

“This training deepened my therapy practice. It was an inspiring day and its hands on approach really resonated with me. Working with the sand was moving and powerful. Thank you John”

Fran Glover, Psychotherapist, London

“This medium blew me away- what a great resource to work with clients especially those who find it hard to express and articulate their inner world. It is taught very well indeed, and I highly recommend this to therapists.”

Simon Boxall, Counsellor, Glasgow

Fee: £90 (including sand trays and sand) – light refreshments will be served during the day but please bring your own lunch.

Spaces are limited to 20 so booking your place early will guarantee your space:

To book email Lorna at 

[email protected]

Contact us to book your place


[email protected]


01234 215940 / 07795106498