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Can you Identify the challenges this couple face?
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Key Information

Location: Central London 

Course dates: 

23 January - 26 June  (Fee: £1,200) - Course code: PC1A

27 April - 29 June  (Fee: £980) - Course code: PC1A

3 July - 8 July, Summer School intensive course (Fee: £850) - Course code: PC1B




Why do people choose the partners they do?  On the Tavistock Relationships' Introduction to Couple Counselling & Psychotherapy course students will explore a range of themes in relation to the couple and the relationship. The course is specifically designed to provide participants with the opportunity of learning more about couple work, the special character of the marital/couple focus and the theory underpinning this approach. In addition, the training can improve personal and professional relationships through developing greater self-awareness and an enhanced understanding of the dynamics inherent in any family or social group.

By the end of the couple therapy course students will have formed a basic understanding of working therapeutically with couples to enable them to decide whether this is an area they wish to build a new career in. From here students can apply for a place on one of our Masters programmes.

Why study couples?

Couple relationships matter. The quality of our closest relationships profoundly affects how we feel about ourselves and has material and measurable consequences for our lives and those around us – affecting the emotional, cognitive and physical development of our children, our capacity to work and to be fulfilled in work, and our physical and mental health.

When they fail the consequences are enormous, both to society (an estimated and rising £47 billion) and to adult’s and children’s physical, mental and emotional health. When time is tight, jobs are insecure and finances are stretched, family stability comes under increasing pressure.

At Tavistock Relationships, couples seeking relationship support from our Client services is more in demand than ever before. If you’re considering a career change as a couple’s counsellor or couple’s psychotherapist, or looking to add couple work and relationship perspectives to your experience, you’ll be embarking on a career path that’s intellectually stimulating whilst being exceptionally rewarding.

What can it lead to

By working in a small group, students develop a greater awareness of themselves in relation to others and thereby develop the ability to work more freely, effectively and creatively with people.

On completion of the Introduction to Couple Counselling & Psychotherapy course students will be eligible to apply for a place on one of our Masters Programmes (clinical training). Upon successful completion of clinical training, students will become qualified Couple Therapists. 

Course dates & times

January couple therapy course: runs over two terms weeks during the evening. 

Classes are on Monday Evenings from 6:30pm-9:50pm
Terms start 23rd January, and end on 26th June. 

April couple therapy course: runs over 9 weeks during the daytime, with a class held midweek and on two Saturdays throughout the course. 

Classes are on Thursday, from 11:00am - 2:30pm
Full dates for April 2017 course are: 27 April, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 20 May (Saturday), 25 May, 1 June, 8 June, 15 June, 17 June (Saturday), 22 June, 29 June.

July Summer School: An intensive 6-day course. Dates: 3-8 July, 2017.

Further information

To find out more about this contact Training on 0207 380 8288 or training@tavistockrelationships.ac.uk

You could also attend our free open evening to learn more about this program. 

How to apply

There is a fee of £50 (non-fundable) for applicants with application form.

Course Application

docDownload course application form here  

Please send applications to: 

Email:  training@tavistockrelationships.ac.uk


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Course Admissions
Tavistock Relationships

70 Warren Street
London W1T 5PB

Application closing date: 31 March 2017

 *Course Fee is subject to change without notice.