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Couples Counselling Training - Spring 2020

Add Couples Counselling to your practice with this 7 day course which is designed to help you work safely and effectively with couples.

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Couples Counselling Training - Spring 2020
Couples Counselling Training - Spring 2020

Time & Location

Jan 25, 2020, 10:00 AM GMT – May 10, 2020, 4:00 PM GMT+1

Zoom Online Meeting ROOM

About The Event

About this course

Add Couples Counselling to your practice with this 7 day course which is designed to to help you work safely and effectiy with couples.

This course will suit anyone who already has a basic understanding and experience of the counselling process and is looking to extend their knowledge and experience of working in the interesting, demanding and fascinating world of couples counselling. It will not only build on your counselling knowledge in general but also on the practical and theoretical aspects of working with the couple dynamic.

You will develop the skills needed to offer couples counselling sessions which will help the couple to engage with and understand their contract, responsibilities, role, requirements and goals and to make changes in their relationships that create lasting change in how they relate to and feel about each other.

Once you have completed the training you will be suitably qualified to deliver Couples Counselling sessions, with robust Supervision from a Couples Counselling Supervisor.

Who is this course for?

Counsellors who are currently working with Couples and want to reflect on their practice and deepen their learning.

Qualified counsellors who are considering working with Couples.

Course Structure

The course is offered in two parts.

The first part of the course is 4 days delivered over 2 weekends with a closed learning group. In these 4 days you will learn about:

  • Couple dynamics
  • Therapeutic bonding
  • Holding the balance
  • Attachment and systemic theory
  • Scripts and messages
  • Couple fit
  • Relationship styles
  • Diversity and blended families
  • Immediacy
  • Perception and reality
  • Communication
  • Reflective practice
  • Argument resolution

The course will also include another 4 days of group learning..

In these 4 days you will be learning about:

Day 1

Working Online with Couples

Day 2

Genograms and the gathering of engaging therapeutic information 

Day 3

Sex and the symbolic understanding of the problem 

Day 4

Working therapeutically with loss and rejection in the counselling room 

Each day will begin at 9.30am and finish at 5.30pm and will be hosted on the zoom video conferencing platform. This will allow us to meet online as a whole group and also utilise break out rooms for small group work and practice. As we are working online we will be careful to take regular breaks to account for screen time and take care of our individual energy levels.

Dates for the Spring 2020 Course:

Core Training

  • Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th of April 2020
  • Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th of May 2020

Further 4 Days

  • Friday 22nd of May 2020
  • Friday 29th of May 2020
  • Friday 5th of June 2020
  • Friday 12th June 2020


The total cost for the full 8 days is £750 and includes course materials and support during the program.

A deposit of £100.00 will be required to secure your place on the course.  You can choose to pay the balance of the full fee before the start of the course or you can pay the balance in 5 instalments of £136.00 which includes £30.00 to pay for the administration of the instalments. One instalment to be paid before each course weekend.   

Students who have completed this course have found that: 

  • They are able to introduce working with couples into their practice.
  • They benefit from being part of a learning community with colleagues working in different contexts and with different age groups, and through discussion of the variety of themes.
  • They are up to date with developments in the field of counselling couples, having reviewed legal and safeguarding requirements.
  • They know how to access useful sources of information and support
  • Practice sessions provide a rare opportunity to reflect with colleagues on “live” counselling work

 All Temenos students are offered full access to the onlinevents library whilst they are on the course. This is the world’s largest library of video & audio recordings created for the helping professions, linked to a learning log and instant certification (over 700 hours of CPD recordings including learning specific to working with couples).  Students will also have access to Temenos’s extensive library of counselling and psychotherapy books.  

About Temenos  Temenos has been delivering the Diploma in Person-centred Counselling & Psychotherapy for more than 25 years.  We are pleased to be offering this couples counselling training with Ian Wallace as a way for colleagues to open up their practice to working with couples.   This course is offered as a collaboration with Ian Wallace and his company Ian Wallace Training and Coaching.  You can click here to read more about Ian Wallace’s training programmes.  

About Ian Wallace  I have over 9500 hours of face to face work with clients and I am an accomplished presenter, teacher, and trainer. I use my knowledge and experience to present my training courses, bringing to life the subjects I teach using case presentations and real life experiences to put theory and practice learning in an easy and simple way.  I run a truly free resource website,, which is updated monthly with new ways to help people to understand the human dynamic. It gives people an understanding of the work I do, the awareness I gain through my work, and the tools and interventions that I use in my work with Clients.  I also have a website,, which explores the intuitive therapeutic interventions that all of us have but mostly are not aware of. This awareness helps us to use transference and counter transference within a therapeutic encounter. Building trust and working alliances easier and more connected.  I also have a counselling and therapy practice which offers therapeutic and mental health interventions from myself and other professionals in Wakefield details which can be found at


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    This is a deposit too secure your place on the course




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