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Counselling training and CPD

The Meridian Centre runs an international Certificate in Couples Counselling. So far it has been delivered to over 500 therapists in Newcastle, Dublin, Sheffield, Birmingham, Exeter and Spain. It averages 4.5 out of 5 for its ability to equip and resource therapists to work effectively with couples.

For forthcoming venues and dates please contact Lucy Lee on 0121 441 1900

Certificate in Couples Counselling

Saturdays and Sundays usually
The weekends run from 10am to 6pm. Refreshments from 9.30am.

This is an excellent opportunity to become confident in working with couples and to generate more income for your practice. You will learn a series of approaches, strategies and theories to support an effective couples’ practice.
Two intensive weekends of focused, couples counselling training using an integrative approach. This training will involve role play, demonstrations, video clips, group work and trainer presentations. This is an integrative training blending systemic, object relations, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt theories.
To receive the fully accredited certificate in couples counselling, a 1,000 word case study is required and 100% attendance.

Centre place Community Centre
15 Prospect Close
Southend On Sea

Jon Mason is a relate trained couples psychotherapist who works with children, adults, families and couples. Starting his career working in International Aid , he then worked with children and families in an adoption team, alongside training as a therapist. He has previously been a counselling lecturer at Newman University and Birmingham City University. He is a clinical supervisor for victim support and Barnardo’s. He is known for his lively and dynamic training style and independently runs a certificate in couples counselling throughout the UK and Europe.

What people say:

“ The certificate in couples counselling is jam packed with pearls of wisdom. With a combination of theory and practical, It has helped me become a good couples therapist, increasing my confidence and competence working in this way. I highly recommend it.”
Fran Glover, counsellor ( Birmingham)

“ The way in which John delivers this training is creative and impactful. I personally found it very useful in taking my practice to the next level. I have not heard of a better integrative training out there. Be prepared to be stretched, challenged but equally supported”
Robin Gill, psychotherapist ( Bristol)

Training to include:
Communication and difference
Exploring values
Levels of intimacy
Roles and expectations
Language patterns
Personality styles
Sociological impact
Couples and conflict
Anger and rage
Avoidance of conflict
Resolution and de-escalation
Communication styles
Window of tolerance
Sex and intimacy
Human sexual functioning
Sexual terminology
Helping with sexual problems
Sexual preferences
Arousal and aging
Sensate focus approaches
Dealing with affairs
Different types of affairs
Reactions to the affair
Belief systems
Integrity and blame
Life after the affair
Roles and expectations
The role of previous relationships
Ego state interactions
Transference and counter transference
Meeting needs
Stages of a relationship
Imago concepts
Love languages
Attachment theory

Cost and booking:
The total cost of the training is £295
We have limited places due to a restriction on numbers. Please be sure to book early to ensure a place. A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required to secure a place.
To book a place or if you have any questions e-mail Lucy Lee, training coordinator, at
[email protected]
0121 441 1900

The Meridian Centre is one of the foremost places for Counselling training in Birmingham and Counselling in South Birmingham.

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