Day 1: Monday 5 February 2024 
Day 2: Monday 12 February 2024 
Day 3: Monday 4 March 2024
Day 4: Monday 11 March 2024
9.30am to 4.30pm (All 4 days)

Cost £400

York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX

Course Content:
Day 1:
* Child and Adolescent Development and Transitions
* Communication with Children and Young People

Day 2:
* Mental Health and Children and Young People

* Risk Assessments

Day 3:
* Ethics and Rights of the Child
* Child Protection and Safeguarding

Day 4:
* Working within the Context of the Counselling Setting (Community & School Counselling)

* Beginnings and Endings with Children and Young People



Monday 13th May, 2024

930am to 430pm

York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX


“Play Therapy is a way of helping children express their feelings and deal with their emotional problems, using play as the main communication tool.” British Association of Play Therapy (BAPT) definition

This one day workshop aims to offer attendees an opportunity to creatively explore:
* What is Play Therapy?
* Virginia Axline’s 8 principles of non-directive play therapy
You can read more about her theory in her book: Play Therapy
* Examples of offering play therapy to Children and Young People

We will look at each of Axline’s 8 principles: exploring both the theory and experience using lots of skills practice.

The workshop will be very experiential!


Monday 20th May, 2024

930am to 430pm

York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX


This one day workshop will explore the challenge of working with this client group:
* Dan Seigel's work about adolescent brain development: this will give us a context of what is happening internally
* Peter Pearce & Ros Sewell's Tenuous Contact model about counselling adolescents: this new theory has been developed based upon Pearce and Sewell's work in secondary schools in London
You can read more about this theory in the book: Person-Centred Practice at the Difficult Edge
* Carl Rogers 6 conditions for building a therapeutic relationship

I will also be offering the above course and workshops to counselling students at UCNL in June / July 2024.
For more information, speak to Lisa Kmita.


I am an enthusiastic, creative trainer and I may also be able to offer a Bespoke Workshop(s) for your organisation.
I am especially interested in counselling children and young people and also the person-centred approach. 
I charge £400 for a Full Day's training.

Please do get in contact to discuss any training requirements with me.