An inevitable part of our work as children, young people and family counsellors is managing risk, from a range of different perspectives. A clear understanding of potential risks and knowledge of best practice is essential in ensuring that we keep our clients and ourselves safe when working with risk.

This conference will explore the diverse aspects of risk and what that might present for counselling practitioners.


View the CYPF conference 2019 programme.

The conference workshops are:

Responding therapeutically to young people who self-harm - Jeanine Connor

Risk, danger or cyber trauma? Cyberspace and the impact on CYP and the therapist - Catherine Knibbs

Safe-guarding - navigating dilemmas, decisions and conflicts inside and outside the therapy room - Michelle Higgins

Working with suicide in the under 18's: key indicators - Tricia Leonard

The risks of not working with child trauma, ACES, attachment and dissociation - the importance of being 'TAD' informed  - Lynne Ryan

When words are not enough; understanding and responding to risk through arts in counselling - Eleanor Port-Burke

Working through the counter transference of risk: recognising and working through anxieties - Bridget McConnell

Teams around teens; simple techniques for complex issues - Catherine Healy

When booking online, add your two workshop choices into the specific requirements box. Please note Jeanine Connor's workshop in the morning is fully booked.


ETC Venues, 200 Aldersgate, St. Pauls, London, EC1A 4HD


You can book via post by downloading a CYPF conference 2019 booking form

Or, book online today by logging in and selecting 'add to cart'. Remember to add your two workshop choices into the specific requirements box when booking online.

What our members say about last year's conference 

"The CYP conferences are excellent; I learn a great deal and there are a lot of ideas to follow up. It is a very enjoyable and worthwhile day".Susan, MBACP

"The CYP conference 2018] was a valuable experience to hear speakers, get a sense of the BACP as an organisation to which I belong and meet other counsellor's working with CYP." - Claire, MBACP

"I came away from the day full of hope and inspired by the workshops and the overall experience". - Kevin, MBACP

Can't be there in person?

Join us online for our webcast of selected content from this conference. Find out more about the webcast.