Learn how Systemic Family Therapy can help people build stronger, healthier relationships.
26 September 2023
How can counselling help couples build stronger, longer-lasting relationships? How can it support couples in distress? And how can we better understand intimate relationships in our personal lives?
If you want to explore these questions, this is the course for you. We will cover the foundations of couples counselling including relationship theory, the process of couples counselling and relationship-specific therapy techniques.
Couples counselling is very different to individual psychotherapy. Rather than helping one person make sense of their thoughts and feelings, we need to help multiple people make sense of the interactions with each other. This requires a different approach, hence we will draw on theory from the school of Systemic Family Therapy.
We will learn:
- How relationships work
- How systemic family therapy is used for counselling multiple people
- Core counselling skills
- Step-by-step what couples counselling looks like
- Relationship-specific therapeutic techniques
While a background in counselling, such as person-centred, may be useful, we will cover core counselling skills in this course, so no background in counselling is required.
Who isn’t this course for:
We take a wide and inclusive view of relationships, including the LGBT community, so anyone with a highly traditional view of marriage may not be comfortable with the course material
This course will not focus on sexual dysfunction, so if you are looking to support couples who are having sexual-specific problems, other courses may be better suited.
About Level 2
Level 2 is an introductory level qualification suitable for all. They typically do not require prior experience and will take 6-12 weeks to complete based on studying one module per week. See the course description for information specific to this course.
"Chris covers all the basics of couples counselling in this course, it is thorough and contains a great deal of useful information. Thank you!" Louise Hillier
"I found the course reasonably well-paced. Some of the quiz questions are very sensible and well-thought-out, and it is clear the presenter both knows and enjoys his profession." LDSPhoenix
"This Course was very insightful and putting me well on my way to become the Counsellor I want to be and know I could be." Brenda Nortje
Meet your instructor
Chris is a psychologist and teacher. He holds an MSc in Psychology (Conversion) from Leeds Beckett University and is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.
Chris is the author of multiple books including Do More, Worry Less. He ie the founder the of mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and is co-owner of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic.
What you will achieve
Completing the course will earn you a Level 2 Award in Couples Counselling using Systemic Family Therapy awarded by Holbeck College and accredited by the International Association of Therapists. You will receive a digital certificate.
Employers and other educational institutions will be able to validate your qualification using our online validation tool.
Here is an example certificate from our Level 1 Counselling Concepts course.
This course is available via our on-demand platform. You can learn at your own pace but you will access to your tutor if you have any questions or need additional support. Have some questions before joining the course? Reach out via the contact us page.
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