This post-qualifying diploma is designed for experienced counsellors and psychotherapists from a variety of theoretical backgrounds and specialisms who would like to develop the skills and knowledge to work therapeutically with 11- 18 year olds in a variety of settings and with a range of presenting issues. The course consists of experiential exercises, theoretical input, skills practice sessions, case studies and time for reflecting on one’s own practice. A placement is being offered as part of the course to run along side the training where students will be given clients and will receive supervision by very experienced and qualified clinical supervisors.
The costs of the placement and the associated clinical supervision are included in the course fees.
Key topics to include:
- Child development, safe-guarding, attachment, neuroscience
- Contracts with young people , parents/ guardians/ agencies
- Working in groups
- Clients (diagnosed and non diagnosed) on the Autistic spectrum
- Working with adopted Children and children in care
- CBT techniques
- Disordered eating
- Divorce and separation
- Sexting/ social media
- Family systems
- Loss and bereavement/ bereavement by suicide
- Ericson’s Stages of Development
- The therapeutic relationship: how it differs and looking at how you need to be
- What labels mean and what happens to young people who are labelled.
Therapeutic approaches that will be introduced
- art work including use of clay
- puppet work
- Group work (with the students learning group facilitation)
- development and use of a therapeutic toolkit
This course will be delivered over three 10 week terms starting on 3rd October 2020.
The start and end of term will consist of a one day workshop while the rest of term would be a 3-hour evening session.
|Session 1||Day Workshop||9:30-16:30||3rdOctober 2020|
|Session 2||Evening||19:00-22:00||14thOctober 2020|
|Session 3||Evening||19:00-22:00||21stOctober 2020|
|Session 4||Evening||19:00-22:00||4thNovember 2020|
|Session 5||Evening||19:00-22:00||11thNovember 2020|
|Session 6||Evening||19:00-22:00||18thNovember 2020|
|Session 7||Evening||19:00-22:00||25thNovember 2020|
|Session 8||Evening||19:00-22:00||2ndDecember 2020|
|Session 9||Evening||19:00-22:00||9thDecember 2020|
|Session 10||Day Workshop||9:30-16:30||19thDecember 2020|
|Session 11||Day Workshop||9:30-16:30||30thJanuary 2021|
|Session 12||Evening||19:00-22:00||3rdFebruary 2021|
|Session 13||Evening||19:00-22:00||10thFebruary 2021|
|Session 14||Evening||19:00-22:00||17thFebruary 2021|
|Session 15||Evening||19:00-22:00||24thFebruary 2021|
|Session 16||Evening||19:00-22:00||3rdMarch 2021|
|Session 17||Evening||19:00-22:00||10thMarch 2021|
|Session 18||Evening||19:00-22:00||17thMarch 2021|
|Session 19||Evening||19:00-22:00||24thMarch 2021|
|Session 20||Day Workshop||9:30-16:30||27thMarch 2021|
|Session 21||Day Workshop||9:30-16:30||1stMay 2021|
|Session 22||Evening||19:00-22:00||5thMay 2021|
|Session 23||Evening||19:00-22:00||12thMay 2021|
|Session 24||Evening||19:00-22:00||19thMay 2021|
|Session 25||Evening||19:00-22:00||26thMay 2021|
|Session 26||Evening||19:00-22:00||2ndJune 2021|
|Session 27||Evening||19:00-22:00||9thJune 2021|
|Session 28||Evening||19:00-22:00||16thJune 2021|
|Session 29||Evening||19:00-22:00||23rdJune 2021|
|Session 30||Day Workshop||9:30-16:30||26thJune 2021|
Total Hours = 96
Helen Newman is a BACP Accredited Counsellor, Family/Systemic Practitioner, Play Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. She has been offering talking therapy and creative ways of working with children, adults and young people for over twenty years.
Having been trained in a number of modalities, initially existential and person-centred, she then trained at The Westminster Pastoral Foundation, ‘Working with Adolescence’ from a psychodynamic perspective.
In her work in schools and a young peoples’ agency setting, she found that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques could often be a helpful part of counselling for some clients and successfully gained a qualification in CBT in 2007.
Most recently she completed her training as a Family Systemic Practitioner with The Institute of Family Therapy.
For the past eighteen years Helen has worked in a number of schools, including many secondary schools, a grammar school and a pupil referral unit as a school counsellor and with one project counselling pupils at risk of permanent exclusion. She used her school experience to make the move into managing school counselling services, assisting in the recruitment and setting up of counselling provision in many of the schools in the London Borough of Hillingdon. She also worked as a play therapist and supervisor of counsellors working in school settings in Surrey for a school counselling charity.
Helen has a broad therapeutic outlook and extensive toolkit in working with children and adolescents. Ultimately, she works from a client centred perspective with the relationship at the centre, incorporating the modalities of her training and techniques as appropriate to the individual client.
For the past seven years Helen has been managing a busy youth counselling agency for the London Borough of Hillingdon. She has most recently accepted her next challenge of managing a youth counselling service in Hertfordshire. She has a small private practice in Buckinghamshire.
The cost of the course is £2500.00 inc. VAT
The fees for the year 2020 are £2500.00 (£2083.33 +VAT). (The Albany Centre provides free lunches and refreshments throughout all trainings).
Fees can be paid in instalments by monthly standing order with a non-refundable deposit to secure a place (ie total yearly fee of £2500.00 comprises £700.00 non-refundable deposit on enrolment plus 10 months of £180.00 per month starting 1st February then running till 1st November inclusive). Please note that joining the programme commits the individual for the full year so that that year’s fees are due whether or not the individual decides to complete.
A 5% discount will be available for those wishing to pay the full year’s fees up front (£2375.00). (Cheques made payable to The Albany Centre, bank details for BACS payments are
HSBC, sort code 40-40-01, account 42200066).