Undergraduate Advanced Diploma

Counselling Children and Young People Using Creative Arts

Use the creative arts to help children and young people deal with a range of issues and fulfil their potential.

Counselling Children and Young People Using Creative Arts

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    APAC Ltd
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    19 Mar 2021

Learn how to use play and a range of creative arts to effectively counsel children and young people (CYP) between the ages of four and 18.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Expand your range of therapeutic skills by teaching you how to integrate activities such as sand tray modelling, music, drama, art, puppetry and clay modelling into your skill set
  • Combine taught theory with clinical placement work, you will enhance your holistic expertise
  • Help CYP with social, emotional, behavioural and mental health issues so they can realise their potential

Please note that all applications and queries for this course should be directed to APAC and start dates may differ depending on your location of study. For more information visit the APAC website.



This course will enhance your existing counselling skills. You’ll learn how to establish a therapeutic relationship with CYP, to work within an appropriate ethical framework and other statutory requirements aimed at protecting children. 

You’ll gain an understanding of the neurobiological development of CYP as well as the informing psychological theories including Rogers, Axline, Jung, Winnicott and Bowlby. Becoming a more self-reflective and critical counsellor will enable you to communicate with CYP in whatever therapeutic creative arts media they have chosen. Your enhanced skillset will help you foster an improved relationship with CYP and help them to heal. 

The integrated holistic approach you’ll take will distinguish this course from more traditional single-method techniques. You’ll study a diverse range of therapeutic skills that you’ll use to develop integrated counselling programmes tailored to the individual. 

You’ll put your learning into practice during 50 hours of clinical placements undertaken in your workplace, 10 hours of which will be supervised. This is a practical course that also includes free software for therapy recordkeeping to meet the latest data protection legislation requirements.



Why study Counselling Children and Young People Using Creative Arts at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Professionally accredited course
  2. Clinical placements
  3. Expert supervision
  4. Research-led teaching
  5. Part-time study
  6. Specialist facilities
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