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First UK course in counselling adolescents begins

02.02.2006


The first UK course which will provide training for counsellors who want to work with adolescents will begin next week at the University of Hertfordshire.



The University is the first UK educational establishment to provide training which will equip counsellors with the skills necessary to work with adolescents. The 10-week course in Counselling Adolescents will begin on Thursday 9 February.

According to Professor Julia Buckroyd, the University of Hertfordshire Professor of Counselling, counselling adolescents is an area of huge growth and one where more training is needed.


She commented: “In Britain, there is an enormous amount of family breakdown and disillusionment of social and community groups, which has been very damaging for young people and is the root cause of their drug abuse and binge drinking. We believe that if we provide counselling for them when they are young, we can keep them in school and prevent problems later on.

“The Government has been bleating on about the need for intervention, we believe that our course is a piece of training that is demonstrably effective.”

Helene Murphy | alfa
Further information:
http://www.herts.ac.uk

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