Begins Sept 21st  2024

12 Sundays over 6 months

Venue Ockment Centre Okehampton

Price £1300

About The Course

This Safe Space course is recognised by the National Counselling Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and carries ‘Advanced Specialist Training Status’.  This course is specifically aimed at qualified and registered counsellors and psychotherapists only.

This course over 12 days  covers core skills and knowledge for post qualifying practitioners.  It focuses on competencies for a safe and ethical practice for working with young people. 

Ken Rabone has had wide senior managerial experience within secondary schools and mental health.  He has managed mental health day services in Exmouth for the National Schizophrenia Fellowship and a specialist youth mental health project. Ken has worked for over 30 years with young people with a range of special needs and his latest project is the provision of  therapeutic training to the Forest School project in Gosport.  Ken established Safe Space for Counselling while working for Hontion and Sidmouth colleges as Senior Youth Tutor work that continues to support vulnerable young people.

Course Content and Philosophy

The course places the empowerment of young people at the centre of its philosophy.  It welcomes counsellors and psychotherapists working with young people who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in this area. 

The course focuses upon the use of creative interventions with young people and will resource participants with tools, theory and insight. 

This course pays attention to the different cultural and racial factors that might influence a child’s or young person’s perspective on the world.  It will enable you to confidently develop your work with young people and add a professional base for those seeking to enhance their employability as therapists in this area.

Module 1 : Developmental Attachment and psychological transition.

Module 2: Systems Perspectives

Module 3 : Neurodiversity and autism

Module 4 :Creative Interventions

Module 5 : Bereavement and loss

Module 6 : Working with self-harm

Module 7: Safeguarding children and young people – working safely online

Module 8: Substance use and misuse

Module 9 : Eating Issues and Body Image

"The guidance, knowledge and support provided has enabled me to trust and develop my own instincts and abilities. It is something which lives on long after the course ended."
Mark Champion - Counsellor and Youth Work Manager

Contact us


Telephone: 07801 248421