School Counsellor Training Course – Online Certificate
£399.99 + VAT
A useful course that provides a brief, but broad context to counselling in school, linking the importance of understanding and commitment from all stakeholders to ensure effective support is available to staff and pupils alike.
An enjoyable course in which information is explained clearly, both by Samantha's videos and the accompanying notes. Useful links and downloads which can be accessed throughout the course and at the end. Well Being Mentor, Beauchamps High School
Several concerns have emerged since the start of the pandemic, with school leaders saying pupils are fatigued, disconnected from learning, and being excluded due to space restrictions. Additionally, there has been an increase in self-harming, as well as increased reports of bullying.
It’s not just Childline – referals to social workers have also sky rocketed. But what about the children that slip through the cracks?
“How many young children have we missed, awful cases that might come to light when this pandemic is over? Are these children just collateral damage?”
-Anonymous social worker, BASW | Quote from BBC
Ensuring all children and young people have access to mental health support services is a fundamental right – therefore it’s crucial that school counsellors are equipped to help those pupils who are struggling.
The School Counsellor Online Certificate examines what school counselling is, what the latest evidence tells us, recent developments in policy and working with the school.
Bring therapeutic change and relief to your pupils suffering from poor mental health, bullying, trauma or loss
**Please note: access to the course will not be granted until payment has been made.**
What will you learn on this online training certificate course?
- Counselling and the Law
- Counselling in School – The practicalities
- Working with the school
- Government & British Psychological Society Guidelines for Counselling in Schools
- Incorporating Counselling into the Mental Health Policy
- Evaluating and developing provision
- NICE & DfE Guidelines for Mental Health Conditions
Who is this school counselling course for?
We have designed this distance learning training for school counsellors or anyone who provides counselling support in schools. As a school counsellor, being aware of the impact of various guidelines and the affect will be vital to their role.
- Module 1:
Counselling & The Law (1.5-3 hours)
- Fraser Gillick Competence
- Safeguarding applicable to Counselling
- Keeping records
- Notifying parents/parental involvement
- Module 2:
Counselling In School - The practicalities (2-4 hours)
- Location & logistics
- Information sharing
- Using evidenced based practice
- Module 3:
Working with the school (2-4 hours)
- Working with other departments
- Proven mental health interventions
- Influencing whole school practice
- Practical tips for working with parents, school staff and students
- Module 4
Published Guidelines for Counselling in Schools (2-4 hours)
- Government guidelines for in school counselling
- BPS Best Practice for in school counselling
- Other organisations
- Module 5
Influencing whole school practice (1.5-3 hours)
- School Mental Health Policy
- Influencing mental health practice in your setting
- Raising concerns regarding school policies and procedures
- Providing school staff support and supervision
- Module 6
Evaluating and developing provision (2-4 hours)
- Gathering data
- Using data to evaluate and evidence best practice
- Continuing your professional development
- Developing an action plan
- Module 7
Following official guidelines for mental health treatment (2-4 hours)
- Using NICE Guidelines to inform your practice
- Recommendations from DfE for school counselling
- Module 8
Enhancing your school counselling provision
- Working with groups
- Facilitating groups
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Using CBT in School Counselling