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Counselling Children and Adolescents

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Kickstart a rewarding career as a child and adolescent psychotherapist with the Counselling Children and Adolescents course, and gain fundamental knowledge of the psychological development of young people. In this best-selling course, you will explore various counselling styles, familiarising with cognitive and person-centred approaches. 

You will start by learning about the psychology of growth and development, and the importance of parent, child-teacher relationships. You will then learn how to use therapeutic language to communicate with your clients and get them to open up. Next, you will explore common psychological issues in children and adolescents, and their causes, including the factors that affect a child’s development.

Lastly, you will get an in-depth introduction to the recovery process, learn how to promote emotional intimacy, and how to set up your own counselling practice. This course includes case studies and practical exercises that can be applied in the real world, equipping you with the core skills to fast track your career.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Kickstart your career with a certificate in Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Understand the psychological development of children and adolescents
  • Learn how to communicate with children and adolescents in a counselling setting
  • Gain a solid understanding of parent, child and teacher relationships
  • Know how to use therapeutic language to manage conflict, stress and behaviour
  • Familiarise with the different types of psychological issues in children & adolescents
  • Be able to recognise signs of physical and mental abuse in children and adolescents
  • Explore your career opportunities in counselling, including how to set up a practice
  • Understand how to teach children and adolescents about death, grief and letting go
  • Develop your communication, listening and time management skills

Who is This course for?

This introductory course is ideal for those who are interested in a career counselling children, or who wish to work with children. The training in this program is for learners of all academic backgrounds and there are no specific entry requirements to enrol. 


Our Counselling Children and Adolescents is fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the course with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.

Assessment and Certification 

Upon completion of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple-choice quiz based assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course (60% pass mark). The test will be marked immediately and results will be published instantly.

After completing the course, you can order a certificate of achievement to display your achievement for as little as £3.99 for the PDF version and £7.99 for a paper version or £10 for both. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Career Path

On successful completion of the course, learners will have a solid understanding of the fundamental practices and theories in child and adolescent psychology, with the required skills to fast track their career. A recognised qualification in Counselling Children and Adolescents will help open doors to the following careers:

  • Child Psychologist
  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Clinical Psychologist

Course Curriculum

About the Course & the Instructor 00:03:00
Definition of Counselling 00:04:00
The Counselling Relationship 00:06:00
Psychology of Growth and Development
The Development Cycle 00:07:00
Parent, Child, Teacher Relationships 00:08:00
The Complexities of Growth 00:08:00
Introduction – Psychological Development 00:09:00
Therapeutic Language
Conflict and Stress 00:11:00
Behavioural Therapies 00:07:00
Working with Children 00:07:00
The Use of Language 00:07:00
Memory 00:08:00
Psychological Issues
Grief and Bereavement 00:06:00
Exploring Grief and Letting Go 00:07:00
Dysfunctional Families 00:08:00
What is Co-Dependency 00:07:00
Child Bullying and Child Abuse 00:08:00
Therapeutic Outcomes
Psychological Study of Education 00:07:00
Transformation 00:07:00
Using Newly Found Skills 00:05:00
Recovery – The Therapeutic Process 00:05:00
Moving on – Emotional Intimacy 00:06:00
Working as a Counsellor
Setting Up a Practice 00:10:00

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