Specialist counselling training for working with children and young people

Learning Environment

Active learning environment where learners engage with the course material. Practical, experiential, process driven learning to deepen understanding.


Highly skilled trainers bringing knowledge of best practice and real-world experience of therapy with Children and Young People.

Course Design

Courses designed to  meet the needs of practitioners working with children and young people today. Developed using evidence-based practice and current research.

What students have said about our courses

"I found the course contents and delivery excellent, inspiring and very useful. There was a safe, calm & encouraging atmosphere & teachers worked really well together. Thank you very much!"

Student February 2018

"This has been such a chance for me to grow and I feel my competence/confidence in both who I am & me as a counsellor has increased - an important part of my jigsaw. Thank you both".

Student February 2018

"This has been the best training that I have participated in throughout my working life, as it recognises that holding our clients' traumas and needs is serious work but counterbalances this with a light energy to help maintain resilience and vitality for our practice and refresh our spirits".

Student July 2018

"The CYP course offers vital insights into a young person's processes, their developmental stages as well as giving an understanding of how to make connections and build the therapeutic relationship. There is a good balance of teaching, personal exploration and practical learning".

Student July 2018

"A well held & supportive environment provided us with the perfect space to learn & grow with knowledge and kindness".

Student October 2019

"Loved the enthusiasm, knowledge and wisdom of both tutors".

Student November 2020

Advanced specialist training in counselling children and young people
(CPCAB Level 5 certificate)

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A specialist training for qualified or near qualified counselling practitioners wishing to work therapeutically with young people (9-18 years). The course complies with the BACP Counselling Young People Training Curriculum and includes both stage 1 and stage 2 of the curriculum.

The course will be held as six separate two-day seminars and provides counsellors with skills, understanding and experience of how to work ethically and effectively with young people. The course includes:Reflective Practice, Theory and Skills. A 50-hour supervised placement counselling YP is required to achieve accreditation.

Course details
The course is designed to be delivered as six two-day seminars over a minimum of six months and up to a year. Each day of a seminar will be 6 taught hours with an additional hour for lunch. Each seminar will take place on a monthly basis as a minimum.

Minimum of two experienced tutors for each course. Tutors have extensive experience of working with children and young people.

Each day consists of taught lecture sessions, experiential practice, discussion and skills practice. An active learning environment where participants can really engage with learning is created. Safety and confidentiality are paramount to the leaning environment as well as place where learning can be fun and interesting. We aim to equip practitioners with the practical skills and theoretical understanding to help them work effectively and safely with young people.  

Entry Requirements
Minimum level 4 recognised counselling diploma or foundation degree that included 100hours supervised practice or working towards this qualification.

Current membership of UK registered counselling or psychotherapy organisation e.g. BACP, UKCP, NCS

Current enhanced DBS in place. We offer a DBS service for an additional fee, please contact us for details.  

Level 5 Certificate - Counselling Children and Young People

Online and in-person
training programs.

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Certificate in Relational Supervision - CYP and Adult Focus
(CPCAB Level 5 certificate)

The course focuses on the skills and competences needed to supervise counsellors and therapists whose clients are children and young people.

We will compare and contrast methods of supervision where clients are children, young people and adults.

The qualification includes all necessary elements of the BACP curriculum for supervision.

Level 5 Certificate - Relational Supervision (CYP Focus)

Online and in-person
training programs.

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About us

LRS Training began in 2017 in response to the need for specialist training for counsellors working with young people. LRS Training brings with it many years of experience of training counsellors and was set up by two very experienced practitioners and trainers. The priority for us when developing training programmes is to ensure that they are designed to meet the needs of therapists and to provide them with experience of best practice, practical skills and up to date knowledge. We aim to create learning environments that help practitioners to grow in confidence and to work in the best way for their clients.


If you would like an application form or more information regarding course costs, availability of places, accessibility or suitability, or you would like to talk to us about any aspect of the training we deliver email us at contact@lrscounsellingtraining.com

Course tutors

Lorraine Sherman MBACP Snr Accred

Lead clinical supervisor for CYP in Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion

Lecturer in Counselling and Counselling CYP

MA in consultative supervision University of South Wales

Author of ‘Skills in Counselling Children and Young People”

Lawrence Railton MBACP Accred

Experienced Counsellor of CYP

Lecturer in Counselling Trinity St. David

MA Counselling CYP University of South Wales

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