Hello and thanks for having a look at my website.

This is where you will find information about my new book, Counselling Young People: A Practical Guide‘ (Sage/BACP)  

Here is a comprehensive manual based on the BACP Competences Framework for Therapeutic work with Young People.

The manual covers all aspects of counselling young people, taking an evidence-based approach to work and using up-to-date research to examine areas such as the therapeutic relationship, working with emotions and young peoples’ development.

See the publications page for a preview of the book.

Other publications:

‘Counselling Children and Young People in Private Practice‘ (Karnac Books, 2015)


This book covers all aspects of working with therapeutically with children and young people in private practice. It explores in detail areas which the private practitioner may find  challenging, such as; working with parents,  risk and safeguarding, ethics and the law. It also has a chapter on the issues of working with digital technology and social media for the private practitioner.

See the publications page for an amazon preview of the book.


The site also contains details of any workshops or talks I am giving as well as my blog posts.

I hope you find it useful. If you have any questions please get in touch via the contacts page.

Rebecca Kirkbride MBACP Snr. Accred.