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Counselling training and placements

Counselling training and placements

We equip people with the skills and experience they need to support children and young people. 

Our child counselling courses, qualifications and placements in schools are informed by over 25 years’ experience delivering mental health services. 

Become a child counsellor

Make a real difference to children's lives. See what your next step is, whether you're starting your child counselling training from scratch, partway through a course or making a transition from adult counselling.

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New to child and young people counselling

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Taster day

The starting point for all our child counselling courses. Experience what it is like to be a children's counsellor.

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Level 2

An introduction to the skills and theory you need to work therapeutically with children and young people.

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Level 3

Develop your skills and theory as a child counsellor. Once complete, you can apply for one of our child Counselling Placements.

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Qualify as a counsellor

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Postgraduate Diploma

Gain the expertise and experience you need to become a qualified child counsellor.

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Masters

Contribute your own research to the field of child counselling and enrich our understanding of mental health.

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Transition from counselling adults to working with children

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Fast Track Level 4 and 5

Complete our Level 4 and 5 in up to 18 months instead of 24, including shadowing one of Place2Be’s mental health professionals.

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Level 4

Develop your expertise as a child counsellor and gain the skills you need to work with children and young people.

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Level 5

Build on the Level 4 course by learning how to run an in-school service, including supervising counsellors.

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Placements and alumni

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Counselling Placements

We offer child Counselling Placements in schools for counsellors and therapists across the UK.

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Place2Be alumni

Have you trained with us or been on one of our child Counselling Placements? Stay up to date with our latest opportunities.

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