The content of the workshop includes:
Educational acronyms and systems in place in both junior & senior schools and the office,
Contracting and parental consent,
Common presenting issues and how to work with them,
Common development issues affecting children and young people,
Equality and diversity regarding children in education,
How children and adults differ in counselling,
Disclosures and child protection,
Different types of resources – life stories, social stories, using puppets, worry keepers, games, art, toys, clay,
Considerations to bear in mind in working with children and teens in a school environment,
Intro to different therapies used in the counselling room – Theraplay, Play therapy, DDP, Filial Therapy, Systemic and Family therapy.
About the Trainer:
“Well my background and route into Counselling is varied to say the least!
Having spent many years working in The Hospitality industry, I moved into teaching in Further Education 16 years ago. During this period I particularly enjoyed the tutoring and mentoring aspect of my role, this lead me into training to become a young persons counsellor.
I have worked in 6 different Further Education providers, in both rural and urban settings and have gained a deep insight into the pressures and issues faced by young people in society.
Since qualifying I have worked for a number of children and young peoples charities in a variety of Secondary and Primary schools across three counties.
My partner and I are experienced foster carers and I am also a therapist for a national charity, working with children in both foster and adoptive care and I have a keen interest in issues around attachment, trauma and abuse.
In addition to these roles I teach Counselling skills to adults, run bespoke training courses for a number of organisations and also see clients in my private practise.
In my spare time I enjoy caring for our many rescue animals, these include my beloved dogs, donkeys, alpacas and ex- battery hens, very fulfilling.
I find my work with children and young people very rewarding and feel very privileged to have the opportunity to support and counsel a client group who entrust their lives, feelings and emotions during our time together. A huge honour.”