An Introduction to Working With Couples

A Two-Day Course

An Introduction to Working With Couples

Are you a therapist or counsellor who wants to work with couples but doesn’t know where to start? Have you felt powerless as the couple you are working with argues in front of you and you are unsure of what to do?

Get some training

Working with couples is different, challenging and rewarding. As a therapist, it’s likely that you have learned a model aimed at working with individuals. When it comes to couples (having two people in the room) your model may not help you very much.

If you want to be an effective, potent couples therapist you will need specific training on how to work with couples. Why not sign up to have that training with one of the most highly trained couples therapists in the North West?

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Train with Ian Tomlinson PTSTA, Advanced Imago Clinician

Ian Tomlinson is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, an Advanced Imago Clinician and workshop presenter. He has trained extensively with some of the most respected experts in couples therapy in the world, including Dr Sophie Slade, Dr Pat Love and Maya Kollman.

Ian has been working with couples for many years and has helped many, many couples in that time.

What you will learn:

  • The differences between working with couples and individuals
  • How to get started with your couple
  • How to avoid being judge and juror
  • How to work with hopelessness in the relationship
  • How to facilitate connection between the couple

Ian’s aim is to give you an insight into the world of working with couples and give you practical techniques that you can apply in the therapy room.

What theories will the course be based on?

Ian will take theory from Imago Relationship TherapyTransactional Analysis and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to help you understand what makes a couple tick and how to help them into a better place.

An Introduction to Working With Couples - iframe Video

It’s important to understand that this course will not be in-depth theory, but more focused on getting you started as a couples therapist.

Important note

Please be aware that this is not the course that counts towards becoming an Imago Relationship Therapist.  Click here to find out about the specific Imago Relationship Therapy training.

How do I sign up for this course?

Scroll to the bottom of this page for the sign up form.

Knowledgeable

"Ian had a wide knowledge of his topic."
2019-07-23T10:01:12+01:00
"Ian had a wide knowledge of his topic."

Understand the basics of helping couples

"A good course to understand the basics of helping couples to listen and understand each other."
2019-07-23T10:05:58+01:00
"A good course to understand the basics of helping couples to listen and understand each other."

Excellent couples therapy course

"Excellent couples therapy course. The three models interlock perfectly."

Val Bews, Counsellor

2019-07-23T10:11:59+01:00

Val Bews, Counsellor

"Excellent couples therapy course. The three models interlock perfectly."

A super useful overview!

"A super useful overview of the important aspects in beginning your work with couples. Raises awareness of the complexities and pitfalls of the work and how to do it successfully!"

Lila Devaney-Khodja, psychotherapist

2019-07-23T10:16:00+01:00

Lila Devaney-Khodja, psychotherapist

"A super useful overview of the important aspects in beginning your work with couples. Raises awareness of the complexities and pitfalls of the work and how to do it successfully!"

Fantastic – a great balance of theory and practice

"The Introduction to Working With Couples course was fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was a great balance of theory and practice. Ian was highly knowledgeable and an excellent facilitator. Thank you"
2019-11-06T09:49:59+00:00
"The Introduction to Working With Couples course was fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was a great balance of theory and practice. Ian was highly knowledgeable and an excellent facilitator. Thank you"

Really helpful in decision making

"I found this training really helpful in deciding whether to work with couples. Ian's teaching is supportive, encouraging and enjoyable. Will definitely be back for more."
2019-11-06T10:01:15+00:00
"I found this training really helpful in deciding whether to work with couples. Ian's teaching is supportive, encouraging and enjoyable. Will definitely be back for more."

A real insight into working with couples

"I have really learned so much, Ian gives a real insight into the challenges and benefits of working with couples. Thoroughly enjoyed the journey. Thank you"

Helen Fairhurst

Helen Fairhurst Counselling

2019-11-06T10:04:27+00:00

Helen Fairhurst

Helen Fairhurst Counselling

"I have really learned so much, Ian gives a real insight into the challenges and benefits of working with couples. Thoroughly enjoyed the journey. Thank you"

A good mix of theory and practice

"A good mix of theory and practice and presenting of a method for couples to interact that is safe and simple to follow."
2019-11-06T10:12:31+00:00
"A good mix of theory and practice and presenting of a method for couples to interact that is safe and simple to follow."

Different theories included

"I particularly liked the inclusion of ACT and Transactional Analysis [plus Imago Relationship Therapy] in the model and feel more confident that I would be capable of helping couples."
2019-11-06T10:16:06+00:00
"I particularly liked the inclusion of ACT and Transactional Analysis [plus Imago Relationship Therapy] in the model and feel more confident that I would be capable of helping couples."

Showcases the importance of specific couples training

"The course showcases, really well, the importance of receiving training specific to working with couples and how/why it differs to individual therapy. Ian is really supportive, relaxed and has a wealth of experience and knowledge."

Chiara McMaster

McMaster Counselling

2019-11-06T10:22:44+00:00

Chiara McMaster

McMaster Counselling

"The course showcases, really well, the importance of receiving training specific to working with couples and how/why it differs to individual therapy. Ian is really supportive, relaxed and has a wealth of experience and knowledge."

Informative but easy to understand

"This course is a great introduction to working with relationships. It is really informative but easy to understand."

Chiara McMaster

McMaster Counselling

2019-11-06T10:27:26+00:00

Chiara McMaster

McMaster Counselling

"This course is a great introduction to working with relationships. It is really informative but easy to understand."

Supportive and relaxed environment

"Very informative training in a supportive and relaxed environment. Ian's style of training is very engaging and humorous. Loved every minute of it!. Thank you and I look forward to the next stage."
2019-11-06T10:54:00+00:00
"Very informative training in a supportive and relaxed environment. Ian's style of training is very engaging and humorous. Loved every minute of it!. Thank you and I look forward to the next stage."

Delivered with confidence, flexibility and a structured approach

"I really enjoyed learning more about the Imago Dialogue Process for couples therapy. Ian delivered the training with confidence, flexibility and a structured approach which made learning easy and enjoyable. Thank you."

Didier Danillon

Personal Psychology Ltd

2019-11-06T11:00:09+00:00

Didier Danillon

Personal Psychology Ltd

"I really enjoyed learning more about the Imago Dialogue Process for couples therapy. Ian delivered the training with confidence, flexibility and a structured approach which made learning easy and enjoyable. Thank you."

Insightful and fascinating CPD

"The Introduction to Working With Couples course is an insightful and fascinating piece of CPD. Really worthwhile and valuable for future development."
2019-11-06T11:03:40+00:00
"The Introduction to Working With Couples course is an insightful and fascinating piece of CPD. Really worthwhile and valuable for future development."

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An Introduction to Working With Couples: Two-Day Course

    By clicking the box above you agree that £100 of this payment is non-refundable and that the full amount is non-refundable 3 weeks before the start of the course.
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Where and When?

Upcoming training dates are listed in the adjacent column.

The course will be running at The Affinity Centre, Cheadle branch. See full details of our location.

How Much?

The course will cost £200, of which £100 is a non-returnable deposit.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this course, please get in touch via our contact form.

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