Taster Day

Counselling Children Workshop
One day workshop, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Various locations

Place2Be's Taster Day gives you the chance to experience Place2Be training and see what it is like to be a children's counsellor. It is the entry point for all of our qualification courses and forms part of the assessment for those who go on to apply for further training with Place2Be.

Place2Be counselling training is highly experiential and participants will use a wide range of play materials, as well as experience games and other tools that support self-awareness and engagement with children. Our training promotes the use of creative methods to enable children to express themselves and support them in finding ways to flourish.


What it covers:

  • Use of play and creative materials to support counselling
  • Use of metaphor
  • The importance of counsellors' self-awareness
  • The model of training needed to become a counsellor or therapist working with children.


Useful for those who:

  • Wish to gain insight into the field of counselling for children
  • Are already working with children and are looking to enhance their skills
  • Are interested in experiencing training with Place2Be
  • Want to enrol on a Place2Be qualification course (within 12 months of attending a Taster Day)


Entry requirements:

  • Open to all 


Dates and Costs

We schedule around four Taster Days per month in London (one of which will be on a weekend) and one Taster Day per month in other locations.  If you cannot make the dates listed, please visit the Taster Day page the following month as new dates will be made available.


London  (£95)

  • Dates - see 'apply for course' dropdown list
  • Venue - Place2Be, 175 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4LW. 


Manchester  (£95)

  • Dates -  see 'apply for course' dropdown list
  • Venue - Citywise, 6 Oxford Place, Manchester, M14 5RZ


Kent  (£95)

  • Dates -  see 'apply for course' dropdown list
  • Venue - Singleton Environment Centre, Wesley School Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5LW. 


Cardiff (£95)

  • Dates -  see 'apply for course' dropdown list 
  • Venue - Llandaff North & Gabalfa Hub, Gabalfa Avenue, Cardiff, CF14 2HU.

How to apply

Select your course location and date in the boxes above to the right and complete the booking form and payment information.

Find out more

If you are interested in finding out more about this course, or have any questions, we are always happy to help. 

You can complete our enquiries form or give us a call on 020 7923 5558.

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