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'We’re the leading UK provider of school-based mental health support, offering accredited professional qualifications in counselling.'

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About Place2Be

Place2Be is a national charity providing a range of services targeted at improving children and families’ mental health and wellbeing since 1994. Today we are an innovative, growing charity currently working with 230 schools across the UK, supporting over 90,000 children.

Professional Qualifications

Place2Be offers accredited Professional Qualifications which range from a Taster Day: Counselling Children Workshops to a 15-week Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills for Working with Children (Foundation) and a 2-year part time Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Children in Schools. Our courses are accredited and validated by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), and the University of East London (UEL).

Course Participants

Place2Be training provides participants with new skills and strategies to support children’s emotional wellbeing.

Our courses are ideal for those who want to:

  • Gain counselling skills to enhance their communication with children
  • Pursue a career in child counselling or in the childcare workforce
  • Progress to higher level counselling training
  • Gain the skills needed to apply for a position as a Volunteer Counsellor for Place2Be