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Contextual Therapies and Child Therapeutic Counselling

Making a difference to the lives of children & young people.

Become a student

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children, young people, families and communities?  Find out about our courses at the Wellbeing Faculty

Hire one of our graduates.

Are you looking for qualified Child Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioners? Contact us to find one in your area.

If you are interested in one of our courses, you can attend a Taster Day (9am to 5.15pm) at IATE including presentations, workshops and interviews.  To access this you will be required to book by completing an online application form via the IATE website.  Please also ensure you register your interest here so that we can follow your application process.

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The Benefits of Applied Therapeutic Thinking in Wellbeing Education, Fostering the Human Potential of Children and Young People

We all want our children to be happy and it is hard to know what to do when they are not. Our child therapeutic practitioner has helped our son to recognise and manage his feelings of anxiety and isolation. Her support and insight has helped us as a family to communicate more effectively and so understand and support each other better. Our Child Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner is an important part of our lives.

From the mother of a child aged ten receiving mentoring from a Child Therapeutic Practitioner in the independent sector
Inspiring children
and young people through therapeutic mentoring, key-working, creative group work and therapeutic counselling

Child Therapeutic Counselling is usually delivered within a therapeutic frame on a regular basis over time where children are referred for specific reasons. For some children accessing therapeutic support in this context can be more difficult.

To widen access Child Therapeutic Wellbeing Practice can be applied in the context of any creative and relational activity including: sports, arts, leisure, communications technology and complementary health. 


Examples include: theatre-making, film, painting, cycling, music, poetry, drumming, cooking, dance, gardening, yoga, football, drama games, martial arts, carpentry, sculpture, boxing, singing, jewellery making, water play, cricket, puppetry, computer games, walking, adventure play, sailing, sewing, nature activities, creative writing, story-making, journalism, sand play, tennis, origami, basketball, weaving, massage and many more.

How we've changed the lives of our students

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In partnership with

We are proud to work closely in partnership with a wide range of organisations committed to child mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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