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Painted HandsPost Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents

This part-time course for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists is available to study in Exeter and Poole.

  • Provides a rich understanding of the range, complexity and intensity of problems that can affect young people.
  • Offers practitioners the opportunity to explore and increase their knowledge and clinical skills in their work with children and young people.
  • Improving and promoting the best outcomes for children is the guiding principle for this programme.

Course Details

Key features:

  • Aimed at (and only available to) existing qualified, practising counsellors and psychotherapists who already work within a recognised professional code of ethics.
  • Offers a relational, holistic and integrative approach, aiming to give participants the confidence and support to work in potentially difficult and emotionally challenging situations.
  • Includes a range of theoretical frameworks and clinical applications to help establish and develop a meaningful dialogue with a child, in ways which promote emotional health.
  • Provides opportunities to explore creative and experiential ways of working.
  • Available to study in both Exeter and Poole, either as a weekend (monthly) course, or a weekday course (approximately 2 days per month - see 'Dates' tab below for details).

To be eligible for this course you must:

If you are interested in this course, you may wish to first book onto one of our Open Days or Open Evenings to find out more. If you are new to Iron Mill College, you might also find our Taster Days a useful way to experience what it's like to study at Iron Mill College, before applying.

How to apply:

You can apply by submitting the following documents and items:

  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents application form (available to download from 'Download' section of this web page).
  • Passport / webcam style photo.
  • CV, copies of all relevant professional qualification certificates you've mentioned in your application, and any higher education certificates you have (i.e. degree-level, equivalent, or above).
  • Details (and a copy) of your current professional indemnity insurance covering your work as a practising counsellor or psychotherapist.

  • Membership details (and proof) of the professional body that you belong to (please let us know if you have been the subject of any outstanding complaints).

  • 2 references returned to us by your referees, one of whom should be your current supervisor (reference request form available to download from 'Download' section this web page). 

You will also need to pay the £450 Enrolment Deposit to reserve your place (see the 'Fees' tab for further information).

Application documents can be submitted by email to enquiries@ironmill.co.uk, or by post to 'Iron Mill College, Morwenstow, 7 Barnfield Crescent, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QT'.

Please note that you will only be offered a place on the course once all of the above application documents have been received and your Enrolment Deposit has been paid. This includes receipt of both references. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their referees supply references, following up requests for references where necessary.
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Full Course Fee - £1450.00
Enrolment Deposit - £450.00


What our Students Say

"On the Supervision Course I learnt a lot about how to be a supervisor and it has given me confidence to go out and put my new knowledge and skills into practice. But more than that the tutor facilitated a truly responsive learning space that made the experience unique. The best course I have ever done!"
Miya Bond - Diploma in Supervision Graduate

What our Students Say

“My experience with the iron Mill was the best decision in my life, I would rate the IMI 10/10. I'm not saying it was easy, especially starting a new career at the age of 50, but I got through with a lot of hard work and dedication. Our tutors were an inspiration during the four years. Since I got my Diploma I have been so busy counselling, only last week I was offered another new job, it's amazing.”
Elisabeth Bartlett - Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling Graduate
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