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Specialist Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People

This course is only for remote learning, not centre-based. Your children’s counsellor training will be completed via Zoom from 9.30am to 4.30pm one day each month for 12 months. This means our child and adolescent counselling sessions can be accessed from any location around the world. This course is suitable for both trainee and qualified counsellors to add to your CPD hours, or for those working in pastoral settings. It is not accredited, but you will receive a House Certificate from Key Counselling Training upon completion. You will be able to counsel children upon successful completion in pastoral settings or, if a qualified counsellor, in private practice.

We have been awarded "Counselling Training Provider of the Year UK"

Counselling Children and Adolescents Diploma

Here at Key Counselling Training, we want to help people at all stages of their children’s counsellor training. Our services provide training to a range of learners, from qualified professionals to trainees and for those working in pastoral settings.

Unlike other courses and diplomas, our counselling children and Young Persons diploma is not completed via email or pre-recorded video. Instead, one of our qualified & experienced tutors will teach you live on a platform like Zoom. This makes our children's counsellor training feel more collaborative and face-to-face and you will be in a virtual classroom.  It is for one day per month for 12 months.

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A female child counsellor in a creative counselling session with a young girl
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Counselling Children Training courses

Children and young people are often the most vulnerable and impressionable members of our community. As such, providing the right support to guide them through the issues that affect them is vital, whilst ensuring their safety is even more paramount. We proudly offer a comprehensive range of learning within our child and adolescent counselling course that is designed to enable aspiring counsellors, like you, to feel confident about your newfound skills and knowledge, and be able to provide creative interventions that benefit your clients.

Our learners become competent professionals who are capable of working with children and young people that experience a variety of different issues, such as anxiety, relationship difficulties and self-esteem issues. We aim to provide you with techniques and learning that allow you to feel both competent and confident when providing counselling to children and young people.

You will need up to a level 3 counselling skills certificate to access this course. We will ask for the necessary learning certificates as proof of prior qualifications.

Youth Counselling courses near me

You will need up to a level 3 certificate (face-to-face learning or remotely such as Zoom) to enrol on this training.

A career in child and adolescent counselling offers you endless opportunities. You have the chance to make a real difference within your local community supporting children and young people to grow into positive, confident and capable adults.

The content within our children’s counselling course covers topics such as youth culture, comparisons within development theories and bonding and attachment. You will also understand how to connect with younger generations so that you can tailor your approach and maximise the benefit of your interventions and counselling techniques.

The best thing about this course? It’s entirely remote, meaning you can enrol from anywhere in the UK or internationally - all you need is an internet connection!

You will require a placement in order to successfully complete the Diploma training, which we may be able to offer you. You will need to have completed (or be in the process of completing) a level 3 counselling skills course, or already be a trainee/qualified counsellor. We can provide a list of approved supervisors to connect with you who provide a lower fee for our learners.

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Who is this course for?

Our learners arrive from all walks of life, from those currently looking for employment to those who are wanting to change their careers (e.g. teachers or support workers) and looking to make a difference by counselling adolescents. This course covers creative ways of working, as well as understanding the need to provide safeguarding.

Children’s counsellor training is ideal for qualified counsellors looking to diversify as well as those already working with children in a pastoral setting. You will need to have completed up to a level 3 counselling training accreditation to take part in this course and this must have been attained in a face-to-face training establishment or remotely via Zoom or similar platforms - you can check out the other courses we offer to help with this.

You will not be able to join the membership bodies with this qualification/training.


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What you will learn

Development of children

History of counselling children

Bonding and attachment

Developing the relationship

Working within the legal/ethical framework

Youth culture

Family systems

Mental health in children

Issues you'll work with


Grief and loss


Anxiety and depression


Gang culture

Eating disorders

And much more

Course dates and training period -  on Zoom

Course starts Friday 10th May 2024

Sessions will take place one Friday per month x 12 months -( on the 2nd Friday of each month)

Friday 18th October 2024   

12 months (one day per month on the third Friday each month)

Course time: 9.30am - 4.00pm

You will need to engage with a supervisor for the placement hours, and this will be at your own cost, however, we have low-cost supervisors who provide reduced rates to our learners.

Enrolling now

To secure your place in this training, you will need to pay the deposit of £100 (please note this is non-refundable) and this will reserve your place. Alternatively, you can pay the full fee of £899. You can Pay via debit/credit card in monthly instalments.

Supported payment methods:

Mastercard, Visa, Google Pay, and American Express payment options
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Counselling Children course with Key Counselling Training

This challenging course in Counselling Children and Young People can be so rewarding and here at Key Counselling Training we will provide you with all the learning and support you need to help achieve this valued qualification. Contact us today for more information and advice.

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