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A version of Tavistock Relationships’ popular Introduction to Couple Counselling & Psychotherapy training is launching in the west of England.


The course, the first time Tavistock Relationships has run a training outside of London, is open now to people who are interested in a professional career in couple work or who are looking to expand their professional skills.

Starting in January at the historic Engineers House in Clifton, Bristol, the organisation is offering a six-month part-time Introduction to Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy course. Elements include:  working psychodynamically with couples, therapeutic counselling and psychotherapy skills, and understanding particular relationship challenges (eg working with affairs, those in older age or new parents).

This training will enable students to go on to apply for one of our practitioner trainings, leading to a professional qualification as a Couple and Individual Counsellor and Psychotherapist. This could pathway leads to the student becoming a fully-fledged couple counsellor. Trainers Liz Salter and Madeline Woof have deep experience in teaching as well as the practice of couple work and are local to the Bristol area.

A new training which will boost and ultimately help bridge the current skills gap.” Said Ally Kessler, the Chair of Psychodynamic Training at Severnside,  Bristol; which has offered therapeutic services in the City for several years; welcoming the new offer.

No previous experience is required to take the training. Tavistock Relationships is running a free information evening on Oct 12, which will give an insight in what the training offers and give prospective students the opportunity to ask questions to the trainers. Those interested are asked to pre-register for free here.