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Client Centred Couples Course - Milton Keynes - 2 modules

Next course dates:
14th - 16th & 28th - 30th March 2019

Phone 01908 263 800 and leave a message for Kate, 
or call her direct: 07831 595 215

Cost £600 
early bird discounted rate of £550 if payment is made by 31st January 2019

1st  and 4th days will start at 10:00hrs and will end at 17:00hrs,
2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th day start time 09:30hrs, ending at 16:30hrs.

The next one will be 33rd time of running this successful course!

Is this course for me? Click here to find out.

Fill in an application form and send to kate@counsellingworks.co.uk 

Course Aims.

To train experienced counsellors and psychologists to confidently contract to offer Person Centred couples counselling.
This is an important area of training which is constantly in demand from EAP's and couples themselves. A counsellor spending her/his training budget in this area is therefore likely to enjoy good returns on investment.

This training is unashamedly person-centred, which means that it will use person-centred theory as its primary reference point. There is very little theoretical writing, which is exclusively person-centred, on this subject. What writing and teaching there is, even by person-centred authors tends to place more reliance on other theories, particularly systemic, than we are comfortable with.

Course Objectives

To give counsellors a solid grounding in person centred couples work this course will explore and explain:

Which clients are suitable.
Contracting with new clients.
Introducing the first session.
When to see individuals on their own - and when not to!
Understanding how the six therapeutic conditions are applied to couples.
Duration and frequency of sessions.
Confidentiality - is it more complicated with couples?
Developing Person Centred theory with couples.
Why did Rogers say so little about it?
The role and importance of Asperger's syndrome in couple work.
Sex and related issues
Couples arguing in the room.
Multidirectional partiality.
The concept of "coupleness"
What can go wrong.
Awareness of our part in the relationship with the couple.

Course material

Extensive course material will be provided to each attendee by email or Dropbox.


72 - 74 High Street

The Oak Room

The Cock Hotel

Stony Stratford

MK11 1AH

How to get there

Link to location.

Directions by road

Exit junction 14 off M1 motorway, take the exit onto A509. Then go straight over roundabout till you reach the A5. Go north towards Northampton. At the first roundabout take the first exit towards Old Stratford, then take a right turn into Stony Stratford High Street. (Post code MK11 1AH for SatNav)

Nearest Train Station: Milton Keynes Central 
Distance from Train Station: 6.2 miles
Time by taxi: 10 minutes

Cost and what is included

There are a maximum of 12 places and the cost is £550 per place. If paid for by your employers please add an additional £35 to cover administration costs. You will need to provide a purchase order number, and please note that your place is not guaranteed until it is paid for.

We can accept a non refundable, non transferrable deposit of £100, but the fee must be paid in full a month before the start of the course.

All costs will be incurred if cancelled less than a month before the start date.

This includes:

Refreshments of tea & coffee provided.
Facilitated learning, 
1st and 4th days will start at 10:00hrs and will end at 17:00hrs, with 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th day start time 09:30hrs, ending at 16:30hrs.

Conference material will be sent by email or Dropbox which will include all material used during the course, some of which will be further expanded in the email or Drpbox attachments.

Not included:

Overnight accommodation or meals. There are local pubs, restaurants and cafes close by, so you will be able to take your pick, anything from sandwiches to three course meals.


The course assumes that participants already have a good grounding in counselling. Counsellors should have at least one year post diploma level of experience of client work.

Course tutors


Allan Turner is a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a founder member of PCT Scotland. He has been working with couples since 1980, when he became a counsellor with Marriage Guidance Scotland, in Dundee. His person centred training started in 1985 with Dave Mearns, Brian Thorne and Elke Lambers.

He has always been passionately interested in working with couples. He still finds it the most challenging and rewarding aspect of his wide experience in counselling.

Kate Stubbings, is a fellow Director of Counselling Works, also a BACP Senior Accredited counsellor and an experienced couples counsellor. Kate shares Allan's passion for the subject and, like Allan constantly seeks to deepen her understanding of the person centred approach and it's wide applications.


They say that they intend that the course will be rich in role play, practical examples and innovative interactive material. They absolutely guarantee that you will not go home bored!

Payment is by BACS 

Call Kate on 07831 595 215 or email kate@counsellingworks.co.uk to get BACS details. 



"Can definitely recommend the Person Centred Couples training that you offer. The training I attended was superb, and very much supported and informed by Allan and Kate's many years of couples work. Since completing the course I have felt much more confident in working with couples and have seen a great increase in the number of couples referrals I have received. Considering you receive 6 full days of training it is fantastic value for money too".