Children and Adolescents Counselling Course

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This Children and Adolescents Counselling Course is designed to prepare learners for a career as a Child Counsellor or similar role, taking you through the skills required and how to apply them in a therapeutic setting.

You will learn about the counselling relationship and how to communicate effectively with young people, understanding the development cycle and its complexities. You will also deepen your knowledge of the duties of a child counsellor and how to set up your own counselling practice.

This comprehensive training course covers different behavioural therapies in detail, teaching you about common psychological issues in children and young people. You will sharpen your communication and active listening skills, as well as learn how to use therapeutic language. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with the skills to support children and adolescents with a range of issues, from dysfunctional family life to depression and eating disorders.

Sneak Peek

Who should take the course

  • Child Counsellor
  • Child Psychotherapist
  • Child & Adolescent Psychologist
  • SEN Teaching Assistant


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

Course Curriculum

In this introductory module, we will explore the key topics that will be covered in this course, with an overview of child counselling and its definition.

In module two, we will learn about the development cycle in children and its complexities. It also explores the parent/child/teacher relationship in detail.

In module three, we will deepen our understanding of the therapeutic power of language and the type of language used in therapy/counselling sessions. We will also learn some effective strategies to communicate better with children and young people.

In module four, we will take a look at the different types of psychological issues and their causes, symptoms and treatment. It explores their common characteristics and how to identify them in children. 

In module five, we will take an in-depth look at the psychological study of education and the therapeutic outcome, with practical guidance on how to apply our newfound skills in a clinical setting.

In module six, we will deepen our understanding of the role of the Child Counsellor, career opportunities in this industry and the professional requirements needed to kickstart a career in this field.

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