Working with Children & Young People
Lauren Speller, one of the Counsellors at JHD, is leading a series of workshops on working with children and young people to take place throughout Spring 2019. Information on the series can be found below, along with on each of the individual sessions. You can sign up via the booking form, and if you have any questions please do feel free to reach out to Lauren on email@example.com. You can read more about Lauren below.
Venue: Abington Barns (52 North Rd, Cambridge CB21 6AS)
Cost for trainees: £75 per day course (£50 if a member of the JHD Association)
Cost for qualified counsellors: £80 (£60 if a member of the JHD Association)
Refreshments will be provided for breaks in the morning and afternoon but participants are expected to bring their own lunch.
Saturday 16 February
- Memory boxes
- Sand (memory) bottles
- Unsent letters
- Balloon release
Emphasis on working with bereavement.
Saturday 16 March
- Sand tray
- Family trees (drawing and toys/characters)
Emphasis on working with attachment, abuse, and relationships.
Saturday 30 March
- Inside-out boxes
Emphasis on working with self-esteem and body image.
Saturday 13 April
- Feeling balloons
- Worry dolls
- First aid box
Emphasis on working with mental health issues – stress, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem.
Saturday 11 May
- Time lines
- Squiggle game
- Blob tree
Emphasis on working with self-esteem, mental health issues, attachment, and relationships.
More on Lauren:
In 2008 Lauren studied for a diploma in Fine Art. She found working creatively helped her to understand and process past traumas. In 2013 Lauren decided on a career change and went on to gain a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling. She now feels extremely lucky that she is able to combine both these experiences in the therapy room. Once Lauren started her counselling career she quickly developed a passion for working with children and young people. She found they often struggled to voice how they truly felt so Lauren was able to provide different creative mediums which allowed them to explore their feelings without using words. Since qualifying Lauren has also seen the benefits of working creatively with adults, and again giving them a space to find their voice using different tools.