A short course exploring young people's development and relationships from a counselling perspective. Participants will learn about key psychotherapeutic concepts and developmental theories, focussed on listening, helping and observational skills specific to young people aged 10 - 25 years. These skills are transferrable to those working with, or contemplating working with young people in a range of occupational settings.
Introduction to Counselling Young People
This is an In-person course which requires your attendance to the weekly meetings which take place in Oxford.
Courses starts: 26 Apr 2023
Week 1: Beginnings
Week 2: What is counselling?
Week 3: Childhood
Week 4: Adolescence
Week 5: Key concepts
Week 6: Listening skills
Week 7: The therapeutic relationship
Week 8: Theory into practice
Week 9: Working in different settings
Week 10: Review and endings
All weekly class students may become borrowing members of the Rewley House Continuing Education Library for the duration of their course. Prospective students whose courses have not yet started are welcome to use the Library for reference. More information can be found on the Library website.
There is a Guide for Weekly Class students which will give you further information.
Students who register for CATS points will receive a Record of CATS points on successful completion of their course assessment.
To earn credit (CATS points) you will need to register and pay an additional £10 fee per course. You can do this by ticking the relevant box at the bottom of the enrolment form or when enrolling online.
Coursework is an integral part of all weekly classes and everyone enrolled will be expected to do coursework in order to benefit fully from the course. Only those who have registered for credit will be awarded CATS points for completing work at the required standard.
Students who do not register for CATS points during the enrolment process can either register for CATS points prior to the start of their course or retrospectively from the January 1st after the current full academic year has been completed. If you are enrolled on the Certificate of Higher Education you need to indicate this on the enrolment form but there is no additional registration fee.
|Take this course for CATS points||£10.00|
Miss Laura McDonald
Laura McDonald is a counsellor and psychotherapist. She works with schools and colleges to set up and run counselling services, delivers professional development and training, writes about counselling issues and practices in Oxford.
An introduction to counselling theory and listening skills focused on helping young people. We will develop interpersonal skills, explore relationships in everyday life and provide insights into human development from childhood to young adulthood. The course utilises participants' personal experience alongside a variety of teaching methods.
1. Explore models of human development from ages 10 - 25 years.
2. Acquire a basic understanding of counselling theory.
3. Enhance participants listening and helping skills.
The course will employ theoretical, practical and experiential learning.
By the end of the course students will be expected to:
1. demonstrate a basic understanding of counselling theory and concepts specific to young people;
2. understand how to listen to young people effectively and empathically;
3. have an enhanced understanding of their personal and professional development.
Students will be asked to complete a summative assignment in the form of an essay (approx 1500 words). Details will be given by the tutor in the last few weeks of the course.
Students must submit a completed Declaration of Authorship form at the end of term when submitting your final piece of work. CATS points cannot be awarded without the aforementioned form - Declaration of Authorship form
Applications are received on a first come, first served basis. All applicants are required to attend a brief informal interview with the course tutor prior to being accepted onto this course. Therefore, direct online enrolments are not available. Instead, please download and complete BOTH forms below and return them to the Weekly Class Programme Office: email@example.com.
It is anticipated that the interviews will take place approximately one month prior to course start.
Payment for the course will be arranged once places are officially offered.
1. Enrolment Form
2. Counselling Application Form
If you have any questions about the enrolment process please contact us.
Level and demands
Most of the Department's weekly classes have 10 or 20 CATS points assigned to them. 10 CATS points at FHEQ Level 4 usually consist of ten 2-hour sessions. 20 CATS points at FHEQ Level 4 usually consist of twenty 2-hour sessions. It is expected that, for every 2 hours of tuition you are given, you will engage in eight hours of private study.