78 hrs CPD

Advanced Diploma

working with Children and Young People

12 Fridays Jan - July 2022

(see below for exact dates)


On this diploma we will cover:


  • Similarities & differences between CYP & Adult clients

  • Techniques and activities, to include play based therapy

  • Eco & Animal assisted therapy (nearby outdoor setting)

  • Safeguarding 

  • Specific challenges that arise when working with this demographic & how to manage them such as: Self harm; Social media; relationships; addictions & others.

  • Attachment theory & brain development

  • Assessment will be a reflective portfolio (min. 500 words per session)

We will be working in a small group which provides great opportunities to share and support each other with time to explore real experiences.

We are also excited to have guest speakers on board from different organisations to enhance this programme.

Held at Mill Lane studios, Barnstaple - Town Centre a 5 minute walk away.

Maximum group size 12

2 tutors


Suitable for counsellors or those who have a significant element of counselling as part of their qualification or work

 Cost £1200 pp

£100 non-refundable deposit to secure your place.

We also offer flexible payment plans available with 0% interest. Please contact us for more information.

Refreshments included – bring your own lunch

10am - 4.30pm


mostly 2 Fridays per month

Jan 2022 - July 2022

Jan 14th & 28th

Feb 11th & 18th

March 11th & 25th

April 1st

May 13th & 27th

June 17th

July 1st & 22nd

(subject to change if Covid restrictions alter)


"Taking part in this course has been one of the most enjoyable learning experiences I have had in recent years. Kelly & Judy skillfully integrate theoretical and experiential learning processes. Contributions from course members are actively encouraged through their creation of a safe, supportive & nurturing environment - something else which sets this course apart from some others I've attended"

"This course has been extremely enjoyable and informative. The teaching styles of Judy and Kelly are perfect. I would highly recommend this course, I feel I have a greater understanding of and am better equipped to work with children and young people" 

"I have really enjoyed this course, Judy & Kelly's individual approaches complement each other. I feel more confident now working with CYP and have a greater understanding of the issues affecting them.  Equally, I feel much more connected to my inner child / young person which was an important and unexpected part of this course!

"Learning with Kelly and Judy has been an immensely positive experience.  Their knowledge on the subject area is not just delivered in an informative, and immersive way, but the learning journey has also felt very collaborative with Kelly and Judy often sharing their own experiences or concerns in a way that makes you feel valued and worthy, and like we are all working towards a common goal, to be better therapists. With many opportunities for self and group exploration combined with interesting and engaging guest speakers thrown in, this course has exceeded my expectations. The course has encouraged and empowered me to feel more confident in working with children and young people."​​