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Email: info@no5.org.uk

Text: 07984 357551
Call: 0118 901 5668
Email: admin@no5.org.uk

Information for professionals

No5 provides services to professionals working with children and young people and we are always developing these to meet changing needs.

Training and Development Programs

We are constantly developing new training and professional development programs to meet the needs of professionals.

Our most popular is the ‘Certificate in Counselling Young People.’ This program runs with seven face- to-face Saturday workshops and is based on the CYP IAPT/BACP developed counselling MindEd e-learning modules which you are also required to study. You will deepen your understanding and ability to work with young people creatively and therapeutically. This has been a hugely successful program and is now running for a fourth time in 2017.

The next Certificate in Counselling Young People
will run on the following dates in 2017:


Saturdays – January 21st, February 25th, March 25th, April 22nd, May 20th,
June 10th, July 8th 2017, 9.30am arrival for 10am start, 4.30pm end time.


£950.00 – 50% Deposit to confirm place and balance payable on commencement of the programme. A reduced fee of £475 (50%) is available for those working as volunteer counsellors in a local young people’s counselling agency.
If you agree to cover a three session rota for a year with No5 as a volunteer Counsellor you would qualify for a further reduction to £280 for the programme.

Other CPD days in 2016 included:

  • Neuroscience and the adolescent brain
  • Working creatively with adolescents
  • Identity and Sexuality
  • Attachment, Mindfulness and Wellbeing
  • Coaching for Counsellors
  • Personal Development and reflective practice
  • Family Constellations.

We will publish the CPD programme for 2017 in August

Feedback from previous participants

“This course helped me become more creative in my thinking”

“I enjoyed the chance to meet other counsellors and share practice ideas”

“This course helped me understand emotional impact of working with play”

“It was good to gain some practice of using creative tools and increase my understanding of the many issues facing young people”

“The group work and sharing experiences made me much more aware about difference”

“This course changed my awareness, sense of self and others”

“The course included excellent thought-provoking discussion”

“The clarity about legal and safeguarding issues was very helpful”

Over 25’s counselling

Although No5 is a service for young people, we understand that sometimes it is helpful for other people involved with them to get support too.

Children & young people

No5 is Reading’s service for young people dedicated to providing free confidential counselling and emotional support to anyone between the ages of 10 and 25.

Info for professionals

We are constantly developing new training and professional development programs to meet the needs of professionals.