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Our First Poem !

It was wonderful to receive a poem. The first, hope it won’t be the last.

One of our cohort, Kim, writes about her experience of the course:

I was delighted to be offered a place on the Level 5 August Summer School Course in Counselling Children and Young People. I had been searching for some time and after an online interview with Carol of CB Counsellor Training Ltd and Course Tutor Mary Clair, I knew I had found the perfect fit.

The course was online, and I was apprehensive about how well I could connect with others in this format and felt sure I would be ‘zoomed out’ very quickly. This couldn’t have been further from the case however, the thoughtful design and format of the course meant that I really maintained energy and engagement levels throughout.

The scope of knowledge and experience of the trainer was most impressive, and the extensive breadth of reading and video materials provided helped me consolidate my learning at the end of each training day.

At the end of the two-week course, we were asked to bring something to share with the group to express our feelings about the ending. I wrote this poem which I feel sums up my experience on the course. I would thoroughly recommend this course and I am already looking to book a future course with CB Counsellor Training Ltd. Thank you


CYP Summer School Course Ending Poem

I came on this course primarily

To get a bit of paper,

To help me in my role at school,

And make me feel much safer


I didn’t have a clue,

What a journey it would be,

In the space of just 2 weeks,

I am a more developed me


Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Beck,

To name but just a few,

Laid such strong foundations,

Underpinning what we do


Learning all this theory

Is without doubt beneficial,

Tools, techniques, resources,

I now feel more official


But most of all, above all this,

I thank each one of you,

So sharing, open, trusting and honest,

I want you in my crew!


Mary Clair, its only fair,

There’s a verse here just for you,

Your knowledge, wisdom, warmth and passion,

Has every day shone through


So thank you, thank you everyone

This ending is bittersweet,

A bunch of 12 more lovely people,

I could not have wished to meet.

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