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20 Mar
Counselling for non-counsellors
20 Mar 2019 - 20 Mar 2019

Counselling for non-counsellors

March 20, 2019


Why should you attend?

The ‘Good Childhood Report’ reports that “children and young people’s happiness with their lives as a whole is at its lowest since 2010” adding that “one million teenagers have seven or more serious problems in their lives”. As members of a schools’ pastoral team, it is important that all staff can empathise and support individual students when they need additional help.

This workshop will identify how staff can help the young people in their care. It will not make delegates qualified counsellors, but it will provide strategies on effective listening and how to help young people to choose better options in their lives.



  • Issues commonly faced by young people
  • Effective listening
  • The use of questions and how to use them
  • How to help the distressed/angry child.



10:00               Registration and Tea/Coffee

10:30               Welcome and introduction

10:35               The issues that affect young people and parenting styles

11:15               Tea/Coffee                 

11:30               Talking and listening. The teenage brain.

12:45               Lunch

13:30               Effective listening, helping them to resolve their issues

14:35               Tea/Coffee

14:30               Really listening, putting it all together                                                     

15:30               Close of Seminar



Speaker: Jackie Cox

Jackie has trained teachers, teaching professionals, students and their parents both in the UK and in France, Holland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Qatar, Dubai and Saudi Arabia on issues of pastoral care.  Child Protection, Mental health, Self-harm, Eating Disorders, Stress and Young People in Crisis and other Pastoral Care in education issues for the past 25 years. In 2005, Jackie set up Jackie Cox Educational Training, where she is the sole trainer. ( Jackie has had articles published on Self Harm and Mental Health issues both in magazines and national newspapers. Jackie worked for Lighthouse Professional training and the Boarding Schools Association for their Professional Development Certificate and their Professional Practice Certificate.  Jackie works for The Girls Day School Trust and The Girls Schools Association.  Jackie has a degree in Psychology and a diploma in counselling.  She is a very experienced counsellor, teacher and counselling supervisor working in schools and on an independent basis.  Her casework, which covers more than 50 years, covers a wide variety of conditions concerning relationship, either with self or others. Jackie worked as a Samaritan for many years where she undertook prison visits.  Later she co-ordinated Harrow Victim Support Scheme and was the first counsellor to be trained specifically to deal with cases of rape.    Jackie worked at Harrow School for more than 18 years, teaching PSHE and acting as a counsellor to the boys.  In September 2007, she was appointed as the school counsellor for St Paul’s Girl’s school in Hammersmith. In 2010 she was appointed as school counsellor at St Helens Northwood.  You will find that Jackie is passionate about her work and loves working with young people and the adults who help them in to adulthood.


Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Venue: St Peter's School, York, Clifton, YO30 6AB


St Peter's School, York, St Peter's School, York , Clifton , YO30 6AB , United Kingdom