Clinical Training Program in Imago Relationship Therapy

Become A Competent Confident Couples Therapist

The training will be delivered by Ian Tomlinson, Imago Advanced Clinician, Workshop Presenter and Faculty Associate.

Become A Great Couples Counsellor

The Clinical Training In Imago Relationship Therapy gives you all the tools you need to become a great couples counsellor.  By the end of the process you will be a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist.

There is a huge demand for marriage counselling services in the UK and one big problem.

Training.

If you're like most therapists and counsellors, you have not received much training at all to work with couples.  Often you get none at all!

Do You Feel Unsure Of How To Work With Couples?

Given that you've probably not had much training specifically to work with couples, it makes sense you'd feel unsure of how to work with them effectively and anxious when you get couples enquiries.

I know many therapists that turn down couples enquiries because they don't feel confident in working with them.

This is a terrible shame as good couples counsellors are in high demand and clients are willing to pay very generously in order to work with a therapist highly trained in this area.

You Make Sense

When I first started working with couples only one day of my four year psychotherapy training was about working with couples.  I knew nothing when I sat in front of my first couple.

And it was a disaster.

I had two choices.  Give up and only see individuals, or get properly trained.

I chose to diversify my practice and train in Imago Relationship Therapy.  My couples work transformed from stressful and anxiety provoking to exciting and deeply fulfilling.

You can transform too. The Clinical Training in Imago Relationship Therapy will give you clarity in your couples work and all the tools you need to become a competent, confident couples therapist

Brought out the best in us

"Ian was supportive, encouraging and brought out the best in us."

Ruth Portnoy

The Affinity Centre
2019-03-26T13:35:53+00:00

Ruth Portnoy

"Ian was supportive, encouraging and brought out the best in us."

To witness the new connection is immense

"To witness couples really see each other's world is amazing and the new connection that they experience is immense."

Christina Marsden

The Affinity Centre
2019-03-26T13:37:50+00:00

Christina Marsden

"To witness couples really see each other's world is amazing and the new connection that they experience is immense."

Encouraged and supported

"I felt encouraged to push my comfort zone and also supported throughout. The clinical supervision encouraged my own experience and knowledge in a real, shared and supportive environment."

Christina Marsden

The Affinity Centre
2019-03-25T12:35:53+00:00

Christina Marsden

"I felt encouraged to push my comfort zone and also supported throughout. The clinical supervision encouraged my own experience and knowledge in a real, shared and supportive environment."

Transformative

"I have found the Imago training has transformed me both professionally and personally."

Debbie Stern 

The Affinity Centre
2019-04-06T15:34:03+01:00

Debbie Stern 

"I have found the Imago training has transformed me both professionally and personally."

Putting theory into practice

"The training was filled with valuable information, extremely interesting and plenty of role play so we could put the theory into practice."

Debbie Stern 

The Affinity Centre
2019-04-06T15:36:04+01:00

Debbie Stern 

"The training was filled with valuable information, extremely interesting and plenty of role play so we could put the theory into practice."

Imago is about exploring the issues in a constructive manner

"Imago is very much about exploring the issues that are causing problems in the relationship in a constructive manner and building on the positives that are already there."

Neil Jordan

The Affinity Centre
2019-03-26T13:34:21+00:00

Neil Jordan

"Imago is very much about exploring the issues that are causing problems in the relationship in a constructive manner and building on the positives that are already there."

Supportive feedback

"The way in which feedback was given allowed me to hear where I did well plus support for where I could improve, without feeling shame."

Christina Marsden

The Affinity Centre
2019-03-26T13:31:58+00:00

Christina Marsden

"The way in which feedback was given allowed me to hear where I did well plus support for where I could improve, without feeling shame."

Amazing

"This was a very amazing training and I feel I have grown enormously both professionally and in my personal relationship."

Debbie Winterbourne

The Affinity Centre
2017-02-08T18:09:52+00:00

Debbie Winterbourne

"This was a very amazing training and I feel I have grown enormously both professionally and in my personal relationship."

A tremendous amount of support

"There was a tremendous amount of support from Ian, making sure all our needs were met. It was delivered in a very safe environment with positivity, allowing me to be my true self."

Debbie Stern 

The Affinity Centre
2019-04-06T15:38:36+01:00

Debbie Stern 

"There was a tremendous amount of support from Ian, making sure all our needs were met. It was delivered in a very safe environment with positivity, allowing me to be my true self."

Life Changing

"The Imago Clinical Training was literally life-changing for me. Ian is a great teacher who manages to instil new learning and teach new skills in a very engaging way."

Ruthie Portnoy

The Affinity Centre
2019-03-25T12:50:26+00:00

Ruthie Portnoy

"The Imago Clinical Training was literally life-changing for me. Ian is a great teacher who manages to instil new learning and teach new skills in a very engaging way."

Confident to work with couples again

"The Imago Clinical Training gave me the confidence to venture back into doing work with couples after a long break. The Imago model has given me a structure which I can use effectively to ensure couples don't get into a destructive manner of communicating."

Neil Jordan

The Affinity Centre
2019-03-25T12:46:15+00:00

Neil Jordan

"The Imago Clinical Training gave me the confidence to venture back into doing work with couples after a long break. The Imago model has given me a structure which I can use effectively to ensure couples don't get into a destructive manner of communicating."
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What Can Clinical Training In Imago Relationship Therapy Offer You?

  • A clear model for working with couples
  • A deep theory of relationships
  • A tried and tested method for getting couples into connection successfully
  • A way of diversifying your practice into couples work
  • An opportunity to become a highly sought after and respected couples therapist
  • A certification as a qualified couples therapist
  • An opportunity for self improvement and growth
  • A mechanism for improving your own personal relationships
  • Membership of a growing community of Imago Therapists in the UK and World Wide

What Are The Entrance Requirements?

You will be working with couples as part of the course so you need to be a practicing therapist or counsellor. 

Before you start the course you will need to attend a 'Getting the Love You Want' couples workshop.  This is best done with your partner, but if you don't have one or they won't come you can attend individually.

In order for you to qualify at the end of the course you will need to be a member of a nationally recognised regulating body with standards of training, supervision and ethics e.g, BACP, UKCP, NCS etc.

Details

Venue:  The Affinity Centre Cheadle.  Click here for location details

Dates:

Module 1  - Monday 16th to Thursday 19th November 2020

Module 2 - Monday 8th to Thursday 11th February 2021

Module 3 - Monday 26th to Thursday 29th April 2021

Time: 9.00am - 5.30pm each day

Cost:  £1800

What About Covid - Is The Course Still Running?

Yes!  I will do my best to run the course face to face.  If, due to social distancing, we can't do this safely, the course will run via zoom.  I work effectively with couples on Zoom so this is a totally viable option.  It will also give you an opportunity to practice working with couples on zoom which, these days, is a requirement.

Training schedule

The training program consists of three modules of 4 days each, 9.00am to 5.30pm, followed by 6 months of clinical supervision to a required level of competence for certification. The modules must be attended in sequence.

If you are unsure of how to work effectively with couples then this is the course for you.

By the end of this Couples Counselling Training you will be confident to work with any couple that walks through your door and you will give the couples that work with you a positive, life changing experience that moves them towards connection and growth.

To read what the course covers in full, click here.

How much does the course cost?

The course itself costs £1800 which is paid as a £300 deposit then 3 payments of £500 for each of the units before they start.

You will also need to have attended a 'Getting The Love You Want' couples workshop and have 6 supervision sessions after the training.

Pay simply with an easy payment plan

If you would like to pay for the course over a longer time period that's absolutely fine.  I want to make the course as accessible as possible.  Use the signup form and pay the deposit, then just contact me and we can talk about payment terms that suit you.

Listen To What A Previous Trainee Has To Say About The Course