If you have qualified from the Diploma in Trauma and Mental health Informed Schools and Communities and receive a recommendation from your Course Director, you will be able to apply for the Diploma in Counselling Teenagers ( Higher Education College The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, academic partner of University of East London).
You will then be interviewed on zoom for this course. Interviewers are looking for in-depth personal awareness, emotional robustness, empathy, warmth and ability to think psychologically. Also evidence that you have worked with or lived with teenagers.
If you are accepted and have never attended a counselling course, you will need to attend a counselling course of at least 30 hours during the Diploma and show evidence of having done so. IATE has a 4 day counselling course covering 30 hours.
The Diploma in Counselling Teenagers course is for people who are passionate about helping teenagers (12-25 years), this means being able to work in both colleges and universities helping clients . This course will be delivered predominantly over weekends running from February to February each year. There are so few people in this country who hold an actual qualification in counselling teenagers, so we are confident that this Diploma will open many doors, the need is great!
At the end of the training with successful graduation, completion of 36 personal psychotherapy hours and the completion of 100 counselling hours with teenagers (under supervision), you will be eligible to apply for BACP registration (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) to be a nationally recognised registered counsellor. The course will provide you with a placement to see teenagers for counselling. Alternatively you can put forward to the Placement team a setting of your current work. This can be considered, as long as there is no dual relationship.