Young People and Families

Sensing Friends is organising an affordable CPD in Counselling Children, Young People and Families, training event, Through Cara Counselling Trainers, which will run in September 2018. This will up skill practicing counsellors to meet BACP recommendations to work with children and young people.

The course runs for three days, 7th, 8th and 9th Sept, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in Brighton, Sussex. The venue to be confirmed but the venue will be Brighton.

The CPD training will up skill trained counsellors to be able to work with young people. Most training that meets the BACP requirements cost considerably more. Cara Counselling offers this training at a greatly reduced rate, £250.00 per person. Sensing Friends wishes to run a course, through Cara Counselling Training, for its counsellors but in order to do this we need to find enough qualified counsellors to also join the training so that it can run.

Please contact, before 30th June, if you are interested in taking this training below in September for £250.00.


The BACP has recently made changes to the expectations of counsellors working with children, young people and families. Counsellors who would like to work with children and adolescents are required to engage in additional training if the course they attend is not specialized for the work in this area.

About the workshop

This is a 15-hour workshop run over three days aimed at fulfilling this BACP requirement. It will focus on upskilling practicing counsellors with the knowledge and expertise to work confidently with children young people and families.

The workshop will enable you to understand the many experiences and influences that shape child and adolescent mental health, presenting issues and behaviours, and the counsellor’s role and ethical responsibilities when working with this client group.

We will address each of the BACP competences for working with young people.

Each counsellor will have the opportunity to explore their own strengths, create individual action plans and creatively collaborate on areas that the group would like to develop.

The workshop will include practical strategies and interventions to use in sessions with children and adolescents and consider adaptations that may be required for the specific client group.

It will include the use of:

  • Sand tray work
  • Clay
  • Collage
  • Drama

Who is it for?

This training is aimed at practising counsellors.

What will I do on this workshop?

It will be a mix of didactic teaching, experiential exercises and group discussions to allow for shared experiences and knowledge in working with this client group.

About your trainer

Alli Sprankling runs a school counselling service across East and West Sussex. She is an integrative therapist with a Masters of Education in School Counselling. She supervises a team of therapists and has an OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision. She has a B.Ed (Hons) Degree and a Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies.

She is a CPCAB Accredited Tutor and Member of The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health No:10643 and BACP No: 766436

She is passionate about sharing her enthusiasm for working with children, young people and families.