When committed to counselling, young people can make the most astonishing progress. They can also be as changeable as our weather, unreliable in attending sessions, reluctant to talk, awkward or surly and difficult to engage.
This practical workshop will explore a variety of creative ways that adults can quickly form a strong rapport with this age group. You will also learn some new ways of overcoming the inevitable “impasses” thrown up by young people. Time will also be spent on helping you to access your creativity.
The workshop is suitable for all those working supportively in a pastoral role with primary and secondary age children: school counsellors, youth workers, primary mental health workers, learning mentors, home/school liaison workers and those who support Heads of Year. It will be assumed that attendees already have a basic training in counselling skills.
The workshop covers working with children via drawing, postcards, stones/shells and blob tree helping children and young people with self-esteem, abuse, bereavement, relationships/attachment, bullying and mental health issues. It has been organised in conjunction with Counsellors Together UK and JDH Counselling, and will be led by Carol Harmston-Dean BA QTS (Hons), Dip.couns, Snr Accred NCS, an experienced counsellor and trainer
Refreshments are included in the price. Lunch is available locally.
TO BE ADVISED - Provisionally January 2020
18 Crosby Road North
On-street parking available.
CTUK Members £80